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Osbert

[oz-bert] /ˈɒz bərt/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “god” and “bright.”.
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  • Osbert rose and took down a switch from its hook on the wall.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • Stephen turned back, and Osbert stood for a moment looking after him.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • “Thank you for your kind wishes,” replied Osbert with placid amiability.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • Her brother Osbert had daughters only, Amabilia and Adeliza, who left no children.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • All his enquiries after Osbert, his lost brother, resulted in disappointment.

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • Greeting to you, Osbert, nithing and attacker of little children.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • The classical instance is that of Sir Osbert Giffard in 1286.

  • Osbert returned in triumph with the horse, which he committed to the care of his servants.

  • I learned that from Mr. Osbert, at the mills on the Shagaunty.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • Here was a heavy iron knocker, to which Osbert applied himself.

    The Chaplet of Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge

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