American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is closest to the planet.
- n. A female given name.
- Shakespeare's spelling of a historical British name appearing as Cordeilla, etc., possibly derived from the Latin saint's name Cordula. (Wiktionary)
- After Cordelia, daughter of Lear in King Lear by William Shakespeare. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lear's daughter Cordelia is explaining that she lacks the art in question.”
“What I do hear in Cordelia, which we could hear more of on either side of the pond, is a young woman with a free mind and spirit, and a deep loving passion not only for life, but for the language that shapes it.”
“I am glad your Cordelia is in the hands of Mr Bond, and that you have made up your mind not to let Mr Erskine2 have it for any sum under its value.”
“I can highly recommend Lois McMaster Bujold's books, Shards of Honor and Barrayar You can also get them in 1 volume called Cordelia's Honor.”
“The SpecOps dress code stated that our apparel should be 'dignified' but in Cordelia's case they had obviously stretched a point.”
“Oh, but Cordelia, that isn't quite fair," she began impulsively; but for once Cordelia forgot her politeness and interrupted.”
“But, Cordelia, that isn't _printed_," cried Genevieve, again, as they came in sight of the school building and saw Elsie Martin coming to meet them.”
“The International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia.”
“Cordelia against going into the streets, and against having anything to say or do with "free niggers in particular"; withal, she appeared unusually kind, so much so, that before retiring to bed in the evening, she would call Cordelia to her chamber, and by her side would take her”
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“There's the part of me (let's say the "Cordelia" part) that doesn't want anyone to get to close.”
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