Cyril

[sir-uh l]
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noun

SaintApostle of the Slavs, a.d. 827–869, Greek missionary to the Moravians.
a male given name.

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  • "You make a great point of the fact that my wife had in her possession a number of valuable ornaments," continued Cyril.

    Who?

    Elizabeth Kent

  • Cyril, you can see the whisky or the brandy combusting in them.

    The White Peacock

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • "It looks very suspicious, her being turned out of her last place," Cyril says, in an uncomfortable tone.

    Airy Fairy Lilian

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)

  • So Cyril pleaded with him in the passion of one inspired, and as Marcus hearkened his heart was softened and his purpose turned.

    Pearl-Maiden

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Cyril Blake was certainly a very striking-looking young man.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey



British Dictionary definitions for cyril

Cyril

noun

Saint. ?827–869 ad, Greek Christian theologian, missionary to the Moravians and inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet; he and his brother Saint Methodius were called the Apostles of the Slavs. Feast day: Feb 14 or May 11
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