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Donovan

[don-uh-vuh n]
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noun
  1. William JosephWild Bill, 1883–1959, U.S. lawyer and military officer: organizer and director of the OSS 1942–45.
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Historical Examples

  • "Only Father Donovan and Mrs. Conrad—and baby," she told me.

  • But I see—I see very plainly that you do not wish me to marry the Donovan oof-girl.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Donovan had been for many years a generous subscriber to these funds.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Mr. Donovan took from his pocket a large purple handkerchief.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • He was relieved when, after dinner, Donovan himself started a new subject.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham


Word Origin and History for donovan

Donovan

from Irish Donndubhan "dark brown."

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