bourne

noun
\ 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

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

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The first known use of bourne was in 1523

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