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[fin-ee-uh s] /ˈfɪn i əs/
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “serpent's mouth or oracle.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Phineas was himself surprised to find that his first feeling on reading this letter was one of dissatisfaction.

    Phineas Finn Anthony Trollope
  • Phineas, like Mrs. Micawber, swore he would never desert him.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • To have been in the House and not to be there was, to such a one as Phineas Finn, necessarily a state of discontent.

    Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope
  • Man, said Phineas, laying down his knife and fork, youve just hit it.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Now, however,—now that Phineas had consented to join the Government, any such considerations as these must be laid aside.

    Phineas Finn Anthony Trollope

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