Francis [fran-sis] EXAMPLES| noun a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “Frenchman.”

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  • Francis I noun 1494–1547, king of France 1515–47. 1768–1835, first emperor of Austria 1804–35; as Francis II, last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1792–1806. Francis II noun Francis I(def 2). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for francis Contemporary Examples of francis

  • In reality,” Francis said, “theatrical severity and sterile pessimism are often symptoms of fear and insecurity.

    Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s ‘Spiritual Alzheimer’s’

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 23, 2014

  • But the greatest sin of all for Francis is perhaps that of careerism, chiding those who honor people rather than God.

    Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s ‘Spiritual Alzheimer’s’

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 23, 2014

  • Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.

    How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF

    Jason Berry

    December 21, 2014

  • Certainly, when it comes to the theological community, Francis is in the minority.

    Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn’t Open Paradise to Pets

    Candida Moss

    December 14, 2014

  • Political Order and Political Decay Francis Fukuyama (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) How are strong democratic states created?

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    William O’Connor

    December 11, 2014

  • Historical Examples of francis

  • Few here, I suppose, now personally remember Francis Lieber.

    ‘Tis Sixty Years Since

    Charles Francis Adams

  • I have the honour to be Your obedient servant, Francis Marion.

    A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion

    William Dobein James

  • Of these one of the first and most illustrious was Francis Xavier.


    Samuel Smiles

  • Francis Turl should remain, and should play to win the happiness for himself.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • “And Francis Turl is almost a stranger to me,” she answered.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • British Dictionary definitions for francis Francis noun Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis . 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995) Sir Philip . 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95) Francis I noun 1494–1547, king of France (1515–47). His reign was dominated by his rivalry with Emperor Charles V for the control of Italy. He was a noted patron of the arts and learning 1708–65, duke of Lorraine (1729–37), grand duke of Tuscany (1737–65), and Holy Roman Emperor (1745–65). His marriage (1736) to Maria Theresa led to the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) title as emperor of Austria of Francis II Francis II noun 1544–60, king of France (1559–60); son of Henry II and Catherine de’ Medici; first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots 1768–1835, last Holy Roman Emperor (1792–1806) and, as Francis I, first emperor of Austria (1804–35). The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved (1806) following his defeat by Napoleon at Austerlitz Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for francis Francis

    masc. proper name, from French François, from Old French Franceis, from Late Latin Franciscus, literally “Frankish;” cognate with French and frank.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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