Gwyn

or Gwynne

[gwin]
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noun

EleanorNell, 1650–87, English actress: mistress of Charles II.

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Contemporary Examples of gwyn

  • The absurdly successful Gwyn Barry is a hilarious take on middlebrow, narcissistic celebrity authors.

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    Ronald K. Fried

    August 24, 2012

  • It was into these palaces of privilege that Jen and Gwyn seemed to disappear barely moments after their red-carpet strolls.

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    A Starry Night in Morocco

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Historical Examples of gwyn

  • Near one of these lakes dwelt a widow, with only one son, named Gwyn.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Gwyn and his wife went out to a farm which he bought, and oh, how happy they were!

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Did n't you hear what Mrs. Gwyn said at dinner about the sun?

  • “Miles,” said the man calmly, and Gwyn gave his companion a nudge.

    Sappers and Miners

    George Manville Fenn

  • Gwyn Pendarve opened his eyes, feeling sore and in grievous pain.

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    George Manville Fenn



British Dictionary definitions for gwyn

Gwyn

noun

Nell, original name Eleanor Gwynne. 1650–87, English actress; mistress of Charles II
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