Origin of bennet
1225–75; Middle English (herbe) beneit < Old French (herbe) beneite, translation of Latin (herba) benedicta blessed (herb) (> Old English benedicte, Old High German benedicta, Middle Dutch benedictus-kruid). See Benedictus
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Examples from the Web for bennet
Bennet, you might recall, was one of the few Democrats not running against witches who held on to beat a Tea Party GOPer.Democrats’ Best Weapon for Midterms: Fear of a Red Senate
February 21, 2014
Kate wore one of her trusty stand-bys, a full-length LK Bennet coat, in red, natch, and demure black heels.Windsor Love Fest As Will and Kate Meet Barbara on London Bus
November 7, 2013
And Mr Bennet appears as we've never seen him (and didn't really want to).What Jane Austen Didn’t Write in ‘Pride and Prejudice’
October 9, 2013
This is no reason to think Bennet is interested in breaking up the coalition.How Netanyahu Eased The Pressure Without Giving Much Up
July 30, 2013
How long can Netanyahu keep Bennet around for, and at what cost—in terms of security and otherwise—to Israelis?Netanyahu Putting Politics Over Security?
July 30, 2013
"Disguises come easily to us," Mr. Bennet said, still smiling.Forever
Bennet and O'Grady have disappointed us, it seems; but you are a host in yourself.'Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
In 1832-3, he published a periodical, entitled, "Bennet's Glasgow Magazine."
She repeated her question, but Uncle Bennet was looking towards me.
Uncle Bennet offered me a jar full to the brim: 'Dip your vinger in,' said he.
- short for herb bennet
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