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  • noun Plural form of name.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of name.

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  • noun verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument


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  • + -- _From the following words select and write in one column those names that distinguish individual things from others of the same class, and in another column those words that are derived from individual names_: --

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition Brainerd Kellogg

  • Test memory for _names_ of objects by preparing five lists of names, eight names in a list, and reading the names as in experiment No.  1.

    The Science of Human Nature A Psychology for Beginners William Henry Pyle

  • The fifth to the giving of the names of ‘accidents’ to ‘names’ and ‘speeches’, as they do that say, ‘the nature of a thing is its definition, ’ ‘a man’s command is his will, ’ and the like.

    Chapter V. Of Reason and Science 1909

  • The fourth to the giving of the names of ‘bodies’ to ‘names’ or ‘speeches, ’ as they do that say that ‘there be things universal, ’ that ‘a living creature is genus, ’ or ‘a general thing, ’ etc.

    Chapter V. Of Reason and Science 1909

  • Appleboro that I let everybody else wait until I'd gone around to the monument an 'looked up at our man standin' there on top of it, an 'I found myself sayin' over the names he's guardin 'as if I was sayin' my prayers: _our names_.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man Marie Conway Oemler 1905

  • I improved the opportunity to obtain the names of the ladies present, and succeeded with all, old and young, except one who was afraid it would get her into a trap; but with _the rest it needed but little electioneering beside reading your advertisement to secure their names_.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) Matilda Joslyn Gage 1862

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  • names of tribes and diftridts, and he omits fuch as were moft celebrated at the time of his writing; other names thrown in arbitrarily, I fuppofe, by interpolators, have not the common roots of the Celtic language to countenance their infertion.

    Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicus 1786

  • And this doth agree with our ancient books, where it is holden that a man may have divers names at divers times, _but not divers Christian names_. "

    Notes and Queries, Number 182, April 23, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc. Various 1852


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  • I once had a teacher who recommended pronouncing proper names the way they are pronounced by the people they denote, so “Jon Stewart�? is /ˈdʒɑn ˈstuɚt/ but “Patrick Stewart�? is /ˈpætrɪk ˈstju�?ət/. I’ve since grown accustomed to pronouncing “Oxford�? the British way, but there are lots of traps and pitfalls: How am I to pronounce “Dictionary�? in “Oxford English Dictionary�? (after all it’s capitalized) and how “Oxford�? in “New Oxford American Dictionary�?? It’s all very discombobulating.

    Is there some guiding rule, some accepted standard, some elegant dichotomy?

    Thanks in advance.

    October 26, 2009