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  • proper noun A female given name, a variant of Sophia and Sophie.
  • noun A former title of the rulers of Persia; Shah


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  • Madame laughs at her, or pretends to pet her, or else gets into passions at what she calls Sophy's unreasonableness; and

    A Knight of the Nets

  • In the month of February 1833 we find Miss Edgeworth writing as follows to her cousin Sophy Ruxton: –

    Maria Edgeworth

  • The next extract is also from a letter written a few months later, to the same cousin Sophy: –

    Maria Edgeworth

  • In another letter, written to her cousin Sophy about a month after her father's marriage, the following picture of absolute domestic tranquillity occurs: – So little change has been made in the way of living, that you would feel as if you were going on with your usual occupations and conversation amongst us.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • "The subject being actually before a Committee of the House of Commons," she tells her cousin Sophy Ruxton, "and Mr. Cummins and all the great engineers and all the great waggoners disputing, 'à outrance' and 'à gorge déployée,' about the comparative merits of cylindrical and conical wheels.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Very likely he thought a Sophy was a lady, and would have deemed it the height of absurdity that a man with a great black beard should have any such name.

    The Virginians

  • Her papa had called her Sophy in the yard of the inn.

    Tales of all countries

  • Iowa; that seven dollars a week does not leave much margin for laundry and general recklessness; that a madonna face above a V-cut gown is apt to distract one's attention from shoes; that a hundred-dollar nest egg is as effective in Chicago as a pine stick would be in propping up a stone wall; and that all the other men clerks called Sophy "sweetheart."

    Buttered Side Down: Stories

  • No one had ever called Sophy Gold a little rascal before.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • When Madame pooh-poohed the idea of Sophy being in an hospital for weeks, unknown,

    A Knight of the Nets


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