Examples of swain in a Sentence
a fair maiden and her swain
a romanticized portrait of a bygone era of beauteous Southern belles and their gallant swains
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A simple Google search on my former swain’s name brought up the band website, reviews in area press and listings of events where the band will be playing over the holidays.
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Origin and Etymology of swain
Middle English swein boy, servant, from Old Norse sveinn; akin to Old English swān swain, Latin suus one's own — more at suicide
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of swain for English Language Learners
: a man who is a woman's lover
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