- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”
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Examples from the Web for aloysius
There are dinner scenes where the nuns, dominated by Sister Aloysius, drink their milk and eat in silence.
Sister Aloysius accuses him of seducing Donald but does she even know what seduction means?
Will Sister Aloysius ever allow herself to be caught up in the winds of change?
Is Mr. Aloysius Doyle to be given the contract for the statue or not?General John Regan
George A. Birmingham
Aloysius grasped the hand, and shook his head in sad sincerity.
And all along this devious way he made a man of Aloysius Pankburn.
Aloysius was of princely blood, but died nursing the sick in the hospital.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Rather to her surprise, Mr Aloysius Vereker was awake and out of bed.A Safety Match
- Saint. full name Aloysius Luigi Gonzaga . 1568–91, Italian Jesuit who died nursing plague victims; the patron saint of youth. Feast day: June 21
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Word Origin and History for aloysius
masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Aloisius, from Old French Loois (see Louis).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper