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Examples from the Web for singh
He asked to borrow one of their uniforms, and when they staunchly refused, Singh realized that he had run out of all options.
When Singh finally showed up at the front door of his home in Amritsar, his family was overwhelmed with relief.
The officers explained that those Sikhs had been lynched to death and that Singh ought to anticipate the same fate for himself.
“In retrospect, I think we were both surprised,” recalled Singh.
The next evening, Singh was surprised when his train made an unscheduled stop at a small railway station near Bhopal.
“Slegge is what you call a blackguard,” cried Singh angrily.
Oh,” gasped Singh, “he has missed us, and thinks we are gone.
Now then,” cried Singh to the proprietor, “where do you want him to go?
“Oh, it was when I was quite a little fellow,” replied Singh.
“I am going to get down,” said Singh with a haughty curve to his lip.
- a title assumed by a Sikh when he becomes a full member of the community
from Hindi, from Sanskrit sinhá a lion
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Word Origin and History for singh
common surname and middle name in North India, later (1699) adopted by Sikhs as a title after their initiation ceremony, also a surname adopted by male Sikhs; 1620s in English, from Hindi Singh, from Sanskrit simhah "lion."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper