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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of christen.


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  • "Braxton Bragg," as the small boy has been christened, is the most laid-back kitty I ever met.

    July 18th, 2005 2005

  • 'They were christened from the Greek diatonic scale, and make up two conjunct tetrachords, if you know what that means.'

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock 1825

  • The French Babes (new nickname christened) politely decline.

    Shampoo Planet Coupland, Douglas 1992

  • For it was a real Princess that was being christened, which is a thing that does not occur every day in the year.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, February 26, 1919 Various

  • The two holy bishops went from thence into England, where were heretics against the faith, which said that children born of father and mother baptized had no need to be christened, which is not truth, for our

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3 1230-1298 1900

  • His surname christened the name for one dish, the hachis parmentier, which is a casserole of mince meat covered with a top layer of mashed potatoes. Paulina Dominik 2010

  • "Exactly what do you mean: 'christened'?" she said — embarrassed at her ignorance, and eager to dissect her friend's question with one of her own.

    A Theology of Anorexia 2009

  • Even now, the crypto-Catholics 'descendants are still "christened," so to speak, with Muslim names, and then baptized into the church.

    Kosovo's Moderate Muslims 2008

  • If that were the case, there could, of course, have been no need for the later regeneration of that child; but I do not believe that an ecclesiastic could be found, from the Vatican to the most remote island-parish where children are "christened," who would profess to have seen such a regenerated child alive.

    The Authoritative Life of General William Booth 1881

  • "What is it as you mean by 'christened'?" he said at last, timidly.

    Silas Marner (1885) 1861


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