expressing regret at a loss of former glory or high standards.
a male given name.
gibson, christopher, a representative from new york; born in rockville centre, nassau county, n.y., may 13, 1964; graduated from ichabod crane high school, kinderhook, n.y.; b.a., siena college, loudonville, n.y., 1986; m.p.a., cornell university, ithaca, n.y., 1995; ph.d., same institution, 1998; united states army national guard, 1981-1986; united states army, 1986-2010; faculty, united states military academy, west point, n.y.; elected as a republican to the one hundred twelfth congress (january 3, 2011-present). factmonster.com
now the queen lay awake all night, thinking of all the odd names that she had ever heard; and she sent messengers all over the land to find out new ones. the next day the little man came, and she began with timothy, ichabod, benjamin, jeremiah, and all the names she could remember; but to all and each of them he said, 'madam, that is not my name.' infoplease.com