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Donovan

[don-uh-vuh n] /ˈdɒn ə vən/
noun
1.
William Joseph ("Wild Bill") 1883–1959, U.S. lawyer and military officer: organizer and director of the OSS 1942–45.
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  • "Only Father Donovan and Mrs. Conrad—and baby," she told me.

  • Donovan had been for many years a generous subscriber to these funds.

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  • But I see—I see very plainly that you do not wish me to marry the Donovan oof-girl.

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  • He was relieved when, after dinner, Donovan himself started a new subject.

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  • Donovan disengaged his head from her embrace and turned to Gorman.

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Word Origin and History for Donovan

from Irish Donndubhan "dark brown."

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