a male given name: from Old English words meaning “god” and “bright.”

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Examples from the Web for osbert

Historical Examples of osbert

  • Osbert rose and took down a switch from its hook on the wall.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Stephen turned back, and Osbert stood for a moment looking after him.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • “Thank you for your kind wishes,” replied Osbert with placid amiability.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Her brother Osbert had daughters only, Amabilia and Adeliza, who left no children.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • All his enquiries after Osbert, his lost brother, resulted in disappointment.

    The Boy Crusaders

    John G. Edgar