Sentence Examples


  • His success in conquering Sicily earned him the surname of "the Great."
  • BARNABAS, in the New Testament, the surname, according to Acts iv.
  • The elder of these, succeeding as 3rd Baron Grantham (1781-1859), became in 1833 2nd Earl de Grey, in right of his maternal aunt, and assumed the surname of de Grey; he was lord-lieutenant of Ireland (1841-44).
  • Under what circumstances, and by whose selection, the surname was attached to a king, is obscure.
  • He earned the surname of "Pious" by banishing his sisters and others of immoral life from court; by attempting to reform and purify monastic life; and by showing great liberality to the church.