Erastus

[ ih-ras-tuhs; German ey-rahs-toos ]

noun
  1. Thom·as [tom-uhs; German toh-mahs], /ˈtɒm əs; German ˈtoʊ mɑs/, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.

  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lovable.”

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How to use Erastus in a sentence

  • His mother said the great worm was a water-snake, and she told Erastus snake-stories which gave him bad dreams.

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  • Once upon a time there was a foolish young duck named Erastus (called 'Rastus, for short).

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  • Erastus grew quite fast, and soon thought he was nearly grown up.

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  • Erastus thought himself a brave duck; he would chase his shadow, and was not afraid of quite a large worm.

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  • Erastus tripped over the vines and hurt himself, and lost the toy pistol.

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