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Sidney

[sid-nee] /ˈsɪd ni/
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, Sydney (for defs 1, 3)
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  • Sidney sat down on the doorstep, and the boy dropped at her feet.

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

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  • It was easy enough to plan conversations with Sidney when he was away from her.

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

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  • True, Sidney would not marry him for years, but she had practically promised to sometime.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sidney

Sidney

/ˈsɪdnɪ/
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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