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Germaine

or Germain

[jer-meyn; French zher-men] /dʒərˈmeɪn; French ʒɛrˈmɛn/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • germain felt ill at ease in this company, and did not eat heartily.

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  • "What you say shows your good heart, germain," answered Father Maurice.

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  • When day broke and the noise in the fields announced the fact to germain, he took his hands from his face and rose.

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  • I wish germain would be so kind as to take my daughter along with him.

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  • The fire along germain Street was of great volume, and dealt out destruction in a thoroughly wholesale manner.

  • "Not that I know of," said germain, blowing like a smith's bellows.

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  • But germain had long since finished the decoration of the room and withdrawn again, and yet the bell was silent.

  • "A woman like you is very convenient; she costs nothing," said germain, smiling.

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germain in Science
Germain
  (zhěr-mān')   
French mathematician who made significant advances in theoretical mathematics. Her researches into number theory in particular provided the first partial solution to Fermat's last theorem (1820).
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