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Denis

[den-is] /ˈdɛn ɪs/
noun
1.
a male given name.

Denîs

[den-is; French duh-nee] /ˈdɛn ɪs; French dəˈni/
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. c280, 1st bishop of Paris: patron saint of France.
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  • Blaise and Denis were to take the seven o'clock train the following morning.

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  • And we must deprive you of Denis, for we need his help over a big building affair.

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  • And she recoiled with fright on seeing Denis seated there and writing.

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  • Of what use had it been for her to kill Blaise, since Denis was there?

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  • Denis, who had taken Blaise's place at the factory, was married to Marthe Desvignes.

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British Dictionary definitions for Denis

Denis

/ˈdɛnɪs; French dəni/
noun
1.
Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as "essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order"
2.
Saint Denis, Saint Denys, 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9
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