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[ken-ith] /ˈkɛn ɪθ/
a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “handsome.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His sardonic comment brought a sudden chill to Kenneth Torrance.

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  • Then he rose, and with a last look of warning to Kenneth, he went to open.

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  • And he made shift to mount the steps when again Kenneth detained him.

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  • The only chair that dismal room contained was occupied by Kenneth.

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  • Of this Kenneth had now a proof that set him quaking with impatient fear.

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Word Origin and History for Kenneth

masc. proper name, Scottish, from Gaelic Caioneach, literally "handsome, comely."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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