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[nev-in] /ˈnɛv ɪn/
Ethelbert Woodbridge, 1862–1901, U.S. composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "We're thinking of dining out somewhere—the lot of us—and going on to the Empire afterwards," said Nevin, with hesitation.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • Nevin's "Narcissus" happened to be included in his first set of rolls.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • Miss Nevin flushed and looked hesitatingly at Anne and Grace, as though a trifle reluctant to speak.

  • And there you have a little Nevin suite telling a pretty story.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • The runner who afforded me an opportunity to see Inspector Nevin, came out victorious in the struggle with Woods.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • I have informed her that she is to refer all tradespeople to Nevin.

  • It needs no very intimate acquaintance with Nevin's music to see that it is not based on an adoration for counterpoint as an end.

  • You can tell Nevin he must send me that oil down if he works all to-morrow night.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • You look like an intelligent baboon, and your wife will doubtless instruct Nevin directly her attention is drawn to this picture.

  • Moskowszki is another good composer of light music, and like Nevin, what he writes is thoroughly original.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
Word Origin and History for Nevin

surname and masc. proper name, from Irish/Gaelic Naomhin "little saint."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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