- a male given name, form of Leon.
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Examples from the Web for lionel
And the geek, Lionel (Tyler James Williams), is a closeted gay who finds himself alienated by blacks and whites.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films
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It was nice to write Lionel Asbo because it was very much in the present.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
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Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Ritchie are better than you think.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, May 31, 2014
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Lionel Trilling routinely hailed Hemingway and Faulkner, F.R. Leavis venerated D.H. Lawrence.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
Lionel Trilling was the first Jew who had ever been made a member of the English faculty at Columbia.The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud
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The tale that Lionel told made blame impossible, at least from Oliver.
Lionel lurched in, closed the door, and shot home one of its bolts.
When he was gone, Lionel sat him down to dine, with Nick to wait on him.
There Lionel dropped to the chair that Sir Oliver had lately occupied.
In a flash Lionel bethought him of the proper place for this.
Word Origin and History for lionel
masc. proper name, from French, literally "young lion" (see lion).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper