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Brian

[brahy-uh n] /ˈbraɪ ən/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • "I would sooner hold you than Brian," and O'Donnell spoke softly.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • And then he called aloud: "Who sings of triumph to Brian the heavy-hearted?"

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • Another musket crashed, and in the smoke Brian saw the giant stagger, recover, and go bellowing into the crowd.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • Be no longer Brian the heavy-hearted; be, as thou ever art, Brian the brave!

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • The man who killed Brian Boru was no slaumeen, by all accounts.

British Dictionary definitions for Brian

Brian

/ˈbraɪən/
noun
1.
Havergal (ˈhævəɡəl). 1876–1972, English composer, who wrote 32 symphonies, including the large-scale Gothic Symphony (1919–27)
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