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Damien

[dey-mee-uh n; French da-myan]
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noun
  1. FatherJo·seph de Veu·ster, [French zhaw-zef--duh-vœ-ster] /French ʒɔˈzɛf  də vœˈstɛr/, 1840–89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the lepers of Molokai.
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  • It was my inclement destiny to become acquainted, not with Damien, but with Dr. Hyde.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • There is not a clean cup or towel in the Bishop-Home, but dirty Damien washed it.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • But Damien shut-to with his own hand the doors of his own sepulchre.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • When I visited the lazaretto, Damien was already in his resting grave.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Damien was not sent to Molokai, but went there without orders.

    Father Damien

    Robert Louis Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for damien

Damien

noun
  1. Joseph (ʒozɛf), known as Father Damien. 1840–89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the leper colony at Molokai, Hawaii
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