- n. A female given name
- Invented by Sir Philip Sidney for his pastoral poem Arcadia (c 1593), probably from Ancient Greek παν- (pan-, "all") + μέλι (meli, "honey"). (Wiktionary)
“I called Pamela and told her that if she was prepared to recommend me to the president, I was prepared to throw myself into the appointment process.”
“I'm not sure why I was certain Pamela was responsible.”
“Thanks, Madeline, I did know an “illegal” tattoo artist, but Pamela is pure invention.”
“Pamela is good at answering questions about writing, selling, and associated activities.”
“Countess: the word Pamela was in what he said: she answered him with a downcast look, in the same language, half-pleased, half-serious, and the chariot drove away.”
“How many parents realize that the currently popular Jennifer is derived from Guinevere (King Arthur's adulterous queen) or that the name Pamela became popular through Samuel Richardson's Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded (1740)?”
“Sir Philip Sydney first used the name Pamela in 1590, so if one were writing a novel set before that date or even a bit later, the name would be an anachronism.”
“Pamela' -- distinctly the worst of his works -- of which it is enough to say at present that it succeeds neither in being moral nor in amusing.”
“It ruled he was not to blame because the woman - identified only as "Pamela" - contaminated him with cocaine hours before the drug test.”
“After he turned me down, I called Pamela and told her that Renée was going to blow the whistle on Greg’s insider trading.”
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