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Dominic

[dom-uh-nik] /ˈdɒm ə nɪk/
noun
1.
Saint, 1170–1221, Spanish priest: founder of the Dominican order.
2.
a male given name: from the Latin word meaning “of the Lord.”.
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  • Many of Nostromo's speeches I have heard first in Dominic's voice.

    Notes on My Books Joseph Conrad
  • Directly he saw me, Dominic, in a placid tone, wanted to know what was the matter.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Dominic, with his arm round my shoulders, supported me in the stern-sheets.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Dominic pointed at the sea, where the guardacosta was a mere dark speck.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Thus, walking deliberately, with his back to the sea, Dominic vanished from my sight.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Dominic

Dominic

/ˈdɒmɪnɪk/
noun
1.
Saint. original name Domingo de Guzman. ?1170–1221, Spanish priest; founder of the Dominican order. Feast day: Aug 7
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Word Origin and History for Dominic

masc. proper name, from Latin dominicus "pertaining to a lord" (see demesne).

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