\ ˈbȯrn How to pronounce bourne (audio) , ˈbu̇rn \
variants: or less commonly bourn

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Examples of bourne in a Sentence

still searching for the bourne that would give his life meaning
Recent Examples on the Web Now, a handful of New York City restaurants like west~bourne and Rhodora, a natural wine bar in Fort Greene, are upping the ante. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Can Zero-Waste Restaurants Succeed in New York?," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bourne

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bourne

Middle French bourne, from Old French bodne — more at bound entry 6

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The first known use of bourne was in 1523

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28 Mar 2020

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“Bourne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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