Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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From the French form of the Latin Caecilia meaning blind

Examples

  • When I called her Cecile, she burst into tears, and said no one had called her by that name since she had left her friend Amelie in the convent, and as to calling me Marguerite, Mademoiselle de Gringrimeau would be sure to say it was bourgeois and ill-bred to use familiar names, but then we need never let her hear us.

    Stray Pearls

  • This particular tuber, called the Cecile, is an heirloom variety that has been grown recently outside of Victoria in Australia.

    Tippling Club's 'Surf 'n' Turf'

  • A mutual attachment resulted, and a daughter called Cecile-Renee was born of their intimacy.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • "Cecile," said her employer, "please go and get Madame Landini a small blanket of some sort - something suitable to wrap about a dog."

    Keeper of the Keys

  • 'Cecile' and 'dear Cecile' instead of your everlasting 'Citoyenne'.

    The Trampling of the Lilies

  • "Cecile," said she, as the maid at length appeared, "you may serve us with tea."

    The Mississippi Bubble

  • "Cecile," said Maurice, nestling up close to his sister, "'tisn't half so cold now."

    The Children's Pilgrimage

  • "Cecile," she said, "the day has broke, and this is the day the doctor says as perhaps I'll die."

    The Children's Pilgrimage

  • "Cecile" said Mme. Malet, kneeling down by the child's bed, and holding the lamp so that its light fell full on her own fair face,

    The Children's Pilgrimage

  • "Cecile," she gasped, "Cecile, say that bit -- bit of a hymn once again."

    The Children's Pilgrimage

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