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Anthony

[an-tuh-nee for 1, 2; an-thuh-nee for 3; an-thuh-nee or, esp. British, -tuh- for 4]
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noun
  1. Antony, Mark.
  2. Saint,a.d. 251?–356?, Egyptian hermit: founder of Christian monasticism.
  3. Susan Brow·nell [brou-nel] /ˈbraʊ nɛl/, 1820–1906, U.S. reformer and suffragist.
  4. a male given name: from Latin Antonius, a family name.
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  • As I thought of Anthony, Mrs. East came and stood beside me.

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    C. N. Williamson

  • "I think he came from your friend Anthony with an 'H,'" Cleopatra broke in.

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    C. N. Williamson

  • Anthony had brought this on himself, but I was not angry with Anthony.

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    C. N. Williamson

  • When I had polished them off, Anthony shook his green-turbaned head.

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  • True, Anthony Fenton had in his veins but very few such drops.

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British Dictionary definitions for anthony

Anthony

noun
  1. Saint. ?251–?356 ad, Egyptian hermit, commonly regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism. Feast day: Jan 17
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Word Origin and History for anthony

Anthony

masc. proper name, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- probably suggested by many Greek loan words beginning anth-, e.g. anthros "flower," anthropos "man"); St. Anthony (4c.), Egyptian hermit, patron saint of swineherds, to whom one of each litter was usually vowed, hence Anthony for "smallest pig of the litter (1660s; in condensed form tantony pig from 1590s). St. Anthony's Fire (1520s), popular name for erysipelas, is said to be so called from the tradition that those who sought his intercession recovered from that distemper during a fatal epidemic in 1089.

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