- John,1657–1734, English dramatist and critic.
- a town in SE Massachusetts.
- a male given name: from the Greek word meaning “of Dionysus.”
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Contemporary Examples of dennis
I did not expect to be writing about Dennis Lewis when I began Every Army Man Is with You.A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down
December 13, 2014
From On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
Ibrahim made clear to Deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught
October 22, 2014
The most ridiculous character in Pay Any Price may be Dennis Montgomery, who is described as an inveterate gambler and swindler.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies
October 14, 2014
Thirty-five years ago, Dennis McNally wrote a life of Beat icon Jack Kerouac.Kerouac Biographer Gets Back on the Road
October 2, 2014
Historical Examples of dennis
"For Miss Dennis," said the messenger; but she handed the card to Mrs. Roberts.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"My name is 'Dennis,' if I don't beat that freight," she retorted curtly.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It was on these stairs that Barnaby, Hugh, and Dennis were posted.
See this Dennis, and learn from him what he has not trusted to me.
Mr Dennis coughed and shook his head, as who should say, 'A mystery indeed!'
- C (larence) J (ames). 1876–1938, the poet of the Australian larrikin, esp in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke (1915) and The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916)
Word Origin and History for dennis
masc. proper name, from French Denis, ultimately from Latin Dionysius, name of an important 6c. Church father, from Greek Dionysos, god of wine and revelry.