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  • proper n. A female given name of Welsh origin.


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  • When they were standing under the dark eaves of the boathouse, looking up at the gleaming tawny sides of the motor-launch, one of the old men pointed at the golden letters that spelt "Gwendolen" at the prow, and said, "Well, Yaverland, I suppose you'll have forgotten who she is these days."

    The Judge

  • Gwendolen Howard, eldest daughter of the first Lord Howard of Glossup, and had by her three sons and a daughter.

    The Third Marquess of Bute: Catholic Convert and Patron

  • "The lower-waist thing lends itself to that muffin top look," said 27-year-old Gwendolen Pulka, a telecom consultant in Chicago, referring to the term used to describe flesh spilling over a pair of low-rise pants.

    In Stores Now: High-Waisted Pants, the Sequel

  • Two London gentlemen -- Jack Worthing (David Furr) and Algy Moncrieff (Santino Fontana) -- are in hot pursuit of two women, Gwendolen (Sara Topham) and Cecily (Charlotte Parry), who long to marry a man called Earnest.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Maud Gwendolen Burleigh, born in Birmingham in 1889 and one of only two of the children I could trace a birth record for, although annoyingly listed as Maud Guendolen Burleigh, was later to become a dancer and singer at the Drury Lane Theatre.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Life is always easier to handle when you know what to expect. on 14 Jun 2007 at 8: 17 pm Gwendolen Gross

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Post-Publishing Letdown

  • Gwendolen Gross (because I have to: author of THE OTHER MOTHER) (ditto about the publicity stuff) on 17 Jun 2007 at 7: 29 am Bethany

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Post-Publishing Letdown

  • Neither has Anna Clay Beecher's Gwendolen, the "sequel" to Daniel Deronda, which I'd also like to read.

    The Little Professor:

  • The title character discovers that her mother is not, in fact, her mother at all, but her aunt, who chooses to raise Gwendolen as her own; after this discovery, Gwendolen chooses to continue calling Mrs. Davilow "mother."


  • Specifically, Gwendolen rejects DD's insistence that identity must be shaped by biological and cultural inheritance; in fact, Gwendolen arguably endorses the Alcharisi's original belief that Jewish identity could be freely willed in and out of existence.


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