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Word Origin and History for osmond

Osmond

masc. proper name, from Old English Osmund, literally "divine protection," from os "a god" (see Oscar) + -mund (see mount (n.)).

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  • After a little more persuasion, she consented to go in and see Mr. Osmond.

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    Edna Lyall

  • "We cannot tell that the message might not comfort her," said Mrs. Osmond.

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    Edna Lyall

  • "After all, I do believe that Mr. Osmond was right," she confessed at length.

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    Edna Lyall

  • In the end, Mr. Osmond took pity on me and lent me Brian's study.

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  • "You are to die," said Osmond, watching the effect of his words as he spoke.