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Origin of swain
OTHER WORDS FROM swainswainish, adjectiveswain·ish·ness, nounun·der·swain, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for swain
All five remain free on bail, at least until U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain sentences them in late July.Bernie Madoff’s Five Little Helpers Are Going To Prison.|Allan Dodds Frank|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, in Texas two days after the election, Mario Swain became the 13th person executed in the state this year.Death Penalty Survives In California, But Three-Strikes Law Cut Back|David R. Dow|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After two hearings in New York last week that were at times comic, Judge Swain fashioned a compromise.
He turned to the foot-swain who stood at his side: “ Fetch hither five horse-whips,” King Valdemar cried.
The more costly the musical ingredients, the greater the swain's devotion!Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Half-past eight oclock was the time appointed by Mary to see her swain, and the constables took care to be as punctual as he.
Before the House Mr. Swain spoke only under extraordinary emotion, and then he gained every ear.
Mr. Swain had bought the dwelling from an aged man with a history, dead some nine years back.