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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Name.
 
       
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
       
Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.
To take God’s name in vain. To use it profanely, thoughtlessly, or irreverently.   1
        “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”—Exod. xx. 7.
 


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