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Saint, a.d. 340?–397, bishop of Milan 374–397.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “immortal.”.
Contemporary Examples

Ambrose was one of America’s most cherished popular historians.
David’s Bookclub: Eisenhower in War and Peace David Frum December 22, 2012

The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
How ‘True Detective’ Will End Andrew Romano March 2, 2014

Ambrose says, “He came down hard on market hunters or anyone who killed for sport.”
The Best Books by U.S. Presidents Allen Barra February 17, 2013

No way was George McClellan (listed) a worse general than Ambrose Burnside.
Crowdsourcing: Ten Worst American Generals David Frum October 18, 2012

June Ambrose is known in certain circles for slightly her eccentric tastes.
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Historical Examples

When both of them had returned to the gig Ambrose drove on in silence with an uncommonly bored face.
The Loves of Ambrose Margaret Vandercook

“You might have had rougher usage there than here,” said Ambrose.
The Armourer’s Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge

He remembered that once, on a previous visit he had found her thus looking out when Ambrose and he had walked late one night.
Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter

Ambrose felt almost despairing as he heard in vain the last name.
The Armourer’s Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge

So they treated him for a little while with a certain respect, and no one said “Ambrose is afraid.”
The Hawthorns Amy Walton

Saint. ?340–397 ad, bishop of Milan; built up the secular power of the early Christian Church; also wrote music and Latin hymns. Feast day: Dec 7 or April 4
Curtly (ˈkɜːtlɪ). born 1963, Antiguan cricketer; played for the West Indies 1987–2000

masc. proper name, from Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios “immortal, belonging to the immortals” (see ambrosia). The Ambrosian Library in Milan is named for Saint Ambrose (d.397), bishop of Milan.


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