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[duhn-stuh n] /ˈdʌn stən/
Saint, a.d. c925–988, English statesman: archbishop of Canterbury 961–978.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “stone hill.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Dunstan decided against her, and caused Edward to be crowned.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Dunstan was now old and as full of craft and wickedness as he was full of years.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Saint Dunstan and Saint Christopher shield us from evil spirits!

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Sir Dunstan Vaughan purchased it, and it had remained in the family ever since.

    The Shadow of a Sin Bertha M. Clay
  • Dunstan's speech is quoted in full by Hone from an old broadside.

  • Saint Dunstan grant me the strength to keep your foolish head from harm.

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley
  • Dunstan enlarged it, and added the founder's name to the dedication.

  • The celebrated Dunstan favored the new doctrine, but Edwy opposed it.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • There are two named after Dunstan, which gives us a limit to their dates.

    London Walter Besant
  • Dunstan was thinking of the general mess of things should Minga return.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
British Dictionary definitions for Dunstan


Saint. ?909–988 ad, English prelate and statesman; archbishop of Canterbury (959–988). He revived monasticism in England on Benedictine lines and promoted education. Feast day: May 19
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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