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Elwin

[el-win] /ˈɛl wɪn/
noun
1.
a male given name.
Also, Elvin [el-vin] /ˈɛl vɪn/ (Show IPA), Elwyn.
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  • This is, at least, the impression left on us by an anecdote told by Elwin.

  • Elwin was in truth the "complement" of Forster's life and character.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • The amiable Elwin, whom I consulted, entered into the project with a host of enthusiasm.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • Elwin had, perhaps, a colder temperament, or did not express his devotion.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • But legal formalities were in the way, and Elwin came to London instead.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • Fancy this: last night at about six, who should walk in but Elwin!

  • “Madam Elwin will arrange that, I am sure,” interposed Ketchim.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • Elwin during this visit urged him to try his hand at an article for the Review.

    The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins

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