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Silvester

[sil-ves-ter] /sɪlˈvɛs tər/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “of the woodland.”.

Sylvester I

or Silvester I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 335, pope 314–335.

Sylvester II

or Silvester II

noun
1.
(Gerbert) died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.

Silvester I

noun

Silvester II

noun
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  • With that hateful Captain Silvester lying in wait to—to make love to me!

  • "I choose Miss Silvester," she said—with a special emphasis laid on the name.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • A flush appeared on the delicate paleness of Miss Silvester's face.

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  • As he made the reply, Miss Silvester appeared at the entrance to the summer-house.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Have you heard what Blanche has been saying to me about Miss Silvester?

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • If she was known at the inn by any name at all, it was by the name of Mrs. Silvester.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • He knows Miss Silvester by sight, and he is sure that she has never noticed him.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • May I inquire, Miss Silvester, if your sufferings are relieved?

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • But let Miss Silvester see for herself that you have no time to make it longer.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • "You haven't known me very long, Miss Silvester," Arnold answered, quietly.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Silvester

Sylvester II

/sɪlˈvɛstə/
noun
1.
original name Gerbert of Aurillac. c. 940–1003 ad, French ecclesiastic and scholar; pope (999–1003): noted for his achievements in mathematics and astronomy
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