EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DON
"Your bearing and your words, Don Martin, are such I should have looked for in you," he remarked.
And whose death comes so opportunely for thy rise, Don Alvar?
In the better light Mr. Don is now able to read his paper if he chooses.
Mr. Don looks into the greyness from which this voice comes, and he sees his son.
Evidently Dick is the taller, for Mr. Don has to look up to him.
The old greasy is the jacket, and Mr. Don obediently gets into it.
Mr. Don rises, wincing, and Dick also is at once on his feet, full of compunction.
Mr. Don flings back his head; so we know what Dick is doing.
Mrs. Don comes in, as beautiful as ever, but a little aggrieved.
Mrs. Don says, and, without a word of reproach, she goes away.
1520s, from Spanish or Portuguese don, title of respect, from Latin dominus "lord, master." The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from Italian don, from Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).