Stephens



Alexander Hamilton, 1812–83, U.S. statesman: vice-president of the Confederacy 1861–65.
James, 1882–1950, Irish poet and novelist.
Saint, died a.d. c35, first Christian martyr.
Saint, c975–1038, first king of Hungary 997–1038.
(Stephen of Blois) 1097?–1154, king of England 1135–54.
Sir Leslie, 1832–1904, English critic, biographer, and philosopher.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

I don’t think Stephens has any real appreciation for how deep or dangerous these waters he is leaping into really are.
Bret Stephens’ Crisis of Empathy Hussein Ibish March 26, 2012

Donald Trump finally made it to the stage at around 6:30 p.m., but the Stephens Auditorium had long since started to empty out.
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump a Sideshow at Fire and Brimstone Rally Ben Jacobs August 11, 2013

Stephens is obviously the ‘conservative’, rebutting Mill, the ‘liberal’.
Freedom Of Religion? Let’s Not Get Carried Away David Frum August 14, 2012

It’s even more ironic that Stephens would harp on Khaled Jaber’s name given that his own family name is itself an adopted one.
Bret Stephens’ Crisis of Empathy Hussein Ibish March 26, 2012

Clash admitted having a relationship with Stephens but said that it began when he was 18.
Fourth Accuser Emerges in Elmo Sex Scandal Maria Elena Fernandez December 9, 2012

Historical Examples

“It will be penal servitude for life this time for—Stephens,” said Charles.
The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers Mary Cholmondeley

Yes, it was his, this home of dead and gone Stephens; it was here, and he was its master.
Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Hill discussed with opponents; Stephens debated with them; Toombs ignored them.
Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall

“Glad to see you again, Mr. Stephens,” said he of the iron gray hair.
Three People Pansy

These important ruins were not described by Stephens and Catherwood.
Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology John D. Baldwin

noun
?1097–1154, king of England (1135–54); grandson of William the Conqueror. He seized the throne on the death of Henry I, causing civil war with Henry’s daughter Matilda. He eventually recognized her son (later Henry II) as his successor
Saint. died ?35 ad, the first Christian martyr. Feast day: Dec 26 or 27
Saint, Hungarian name István. ?975–1038 ad, first king of Hungary as Stephen I (997–1038). Feast day: Aug 16 or 20
Sir Leslie. 1832–1904, English biographer, critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography; father of the novelist Virginia Woolf

masc. proper name, from Latin Stephanus, from Greek Stephanos, from stephanos “crown, garland.” Exclusively a monk’s name in Old English, it became common after the Conquest.

noun

The legs, esp the attractive legs of a woman (1891+)

one of the seven deacons, who became a preacher of the gospel. He was the first Christian martyr. His personal character and history are recorded in Acts 6. “He fell asleep” with a prayer for his persecutors on his lips (7:60). Devout men carried him to his grave (8:2). It was at the feet of the young Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus, that those who stoned him laid their clothes (comp. Deut. 17:5-7) before they began their cruel work. The scene which Saul then witnessed and the words he heard appear to have made a deep and lasting impression on his mind (Acts 22:19, 20). The speech of Stephen before the Jewish ruler is the first apology for the universalism of the gospel as a message to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. It is the longest speech contained in the Acts, a place of prominence being given to it as a defence.

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