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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEAN

"De Pean does not lie, Le Gardeur," answered she, frightened at his look.

Pean, you will remember, could not speak half a dozen words of English.

Analogy requires Euro'pean, and this is supported by as good authorities as the other.

Bigot winked at De Pean and smiled furtively, as much as to say, "You know how to interpret my words."

Pean sprang after them, and in a few minutes I heard the dull, muffled report of his musket.

The deer had fallen after going but a few yards, but was not quite dead when Pean came up and shot it through the head.

Pean cut only a handful of boughs, spread them near the fire, threw his coat over them, and lay down.

Old Pean complained of feeling unwell during the evening, and in the morning when we got up said he was sick.

Pean brought with him a cotton bedspread that had also once been white, but left this with the canoe.

I deliberated, therefore, as to whether I should go up the mountain alone and let Pean go back, but decided it would be useless.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin paean "hymn of deliverance," from Greek paian "hymn, chant, hymn to Apollo," from Paian, a name of the god of healing; originally the physician of the gods (in Homer), later merged with Apollo; literally "one who touches" (i.e. "one who heals by a touch"), from paio "to touch, strike."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PEAN

paean

nounhymn of praise
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