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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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  • Professor Dunstan found, as a means of two determinations, 21·6 per cent.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Sir Dunstan Vaughan purchased it, and it had remained in the family ever since.

    The Shadow of a Sin Bertha M. Clay
  • Dunstan's thoughts went to Minga—what did she think of it all?

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • Dunstan enlarged it, and added the founder's name to the dedication.

  • At that moment Dunstan came forth, and saw the pale face of Alfred.

  • There are two named after Dunstan, which gives us a limit to their dates.

    London Walter Besant
  • The great men were wroth at this slight on themselves and on the kingly office, and sent Dunstan to bring Eadwig back to the hall.

  • Dunstan suddenly dived under the table, feeling for the button.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • For a hundred years the monastery lay in ruins; then came the religious revival under the rule of Dunstan and King Edgar.

  • But from his interest in the idea Dunstan went to concern for his sister.

    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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