Boniface

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boniface the owner or manager of an inn
    • n Boniface (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boniface An innkeeper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boniface A landlord or innkeeper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boniface bon′i-fās a generic name for an innkeeper, like 'mine host' or 'landlord'—from the hearty Boniface of Farquhar's Beaux' Stratagem.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the sleek, jolly landlord in Farquhar's comedy of “The Beaux' Stratagem.”

Usage

In literature:

His failure only made Pope Boniface VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Boniface IX., elected pope, ii.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
In 732 Boniface was created archbishop.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Yet so soon after as A. D. 606, Boniface III.
"The Essential Faith of the Universal Church" by Harriet Martineau
Moved by the report of these prodigies, Pope Boniface IX.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865" by Society of Clergymen
His pockets were enormously enlarged with the various articles of his wardrobe rendering him a fair representation of old Boniface.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The extensive downs in the centre of the Island are largely overspread with angular flint gravel similarly formed to that of St. Boniface.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The bull of Pope Boniface VIII., De Sepulturis.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
The first care of Boniface was to consolidate his power and relieve himself of a rival.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
I found, upon enquiry, that they began this morning, and that the wheat belongs to Mr. Boniface, of Wimmering.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
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In poetry:

The voyageur smiles as he listens
To the sound that grows apace;
Well he knows the vesper ringing
Of the bells of St. Boniface.
"The Red River Voyageur" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now Carisbrook keep goes under in gloom;
Now it overvaults Appledurcombe;
Now near by Ventnor town
It hurls, hurls off Boniface Down.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
There is Alagna, where Pope Boniface
Was dragged with contumely from his throne;
Sciarra Colonna, was that day's disgrace
The Pontiff's only, or in part thine own?
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Boniface School fifth graders presented the Living Stations for students, parents, and parishioners.
Boniface celebrates "Read Across America Week".
Students at St Boniface School celebrated "Read Across America Week" and well-known author Dr Seuss last Friday by visiting various rooms with centers dealing with the titles of Dr Seuss books.
News / Clout City St Boniface Still Stands.
Contrary to what you may have read or heard, St Boniface Church is not dead yet.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at St Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Joseph M Stang Jr, age 81, who died Sunday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
Burial will be in the St Boniface Parish Cemetery.
They are members of St Boniface Catholic Church.
He was born in St Boniface, son of Thaddeus and Barbara Kibler.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at St Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland, Texas, with Rev.
St Boniface offers French an oasis in western Canada's Prairie desert .
Boniface School gets its miracle .
Ron Sobczak says he has lived in his St Boniface Road home in Cheektowaga for 44 years and he has always tried to keep his lawn mowed and his property neat.
Participating churches were Garwin UM Church, Garwin Christian, St Boniface Catholic, and Chapel Church.
St Boniface offers French an oasis in western Canada's Prairie desert.
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