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Sidney

[sid-nee]
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noun
  1. Sir Philip,1554–86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
  2. a city in N Ohio.
  3. a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.
Also Syd·ney (for defs 1, 3).
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  • Life, that had seemed so simple, had grown very complicated for Sidney.

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  • Certainly, as if treading on dangerous ground, Sidney avoided it.

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  • Sidney, left alone, stood in the little parlor beside the roses.

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  • The boy fell into the ecstasy of content that always came with Sidney's presence.

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  • When he reached the doorstep, Sidney was demurely seated and quite alone.

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British Dictionary definitions for sidney

Sidney

Sydney

noun
  1. Algernon. 1622–83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
  2. Sir Philip. 1554–86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English
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