American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Theresa, Saint. Known as "Theresa of Ávila.” 1515-1582. Spanish nun and mystical writer who founded the reformed order of Carmelites (1562). Her works include The Way of Perfection, published posthumously.
- n. A female given name , an alteration of Teresa, first used in Spain, supposedly derived from the Ancient Greek name of the island of Thera in Greece.
- n. Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)
“MIKE HALBACH, BROTHER OF THERESA HALBACH: We did believe 100 percent that we would see Theresa again.”
“In REAL life not everything more right wing than Mother Theresa is a raving Fascist. on July 30, 2009 at 10: 28 am none”
“Theresa is bound by intuition, good sense, family support, religious conviction -- furthermore, she's lost her own child and she's become sanctified.”
“Theresa is forced to face the master gamer on her own, but can she find her way through this maze in time to save Cara?”
“I had spelled the name Theresa for years, but at some point in the last year or so, I changed the spelling of Theresa to Teresa and I don't know why.”
“His family has been broken twice over, once when his older sister, Theresa, is murdered, and again when his sexuality becomes a stumbling block to relations with his father.”
“The amazing thing about Theresa is that she's not even a BB customer!”
“How could you possibly know whether or not Theresa is lying?”
“The incredible devotion inspired by Mother Theresa is connected to this idea.”
“Theresa is one of our own "handheld librarians;" she is”
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