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  • proper noun A female given name, Alternative spelling of Eileen.


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  • I called Aileen immediately, thanked her for the introduction, and said I hoped that the three of us could have lunch together in February.

    Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!) Arnold Scaasi 2004

  • And, to give you an idea what kind of guy he is, for all of his achievements, he’s the first one to say that Aileen is the one who deserves all the medals.

    Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser Interview EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES – 2010

  • He took his banjo in one hand, lifted his cap with the other and, standing so, bareheaded in the moonlight, sang with all the simulated passion and pathos of which he was capable one of the few love songs that belong to the world, "Kathleen Mavoureen"; but he took pains to substitute "Aileen" for "Kathleen."

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

  • He was wondering if he should address her as "Aileen" or "Miss Armagh," when Octavius spoke:

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

  • Not only does he foresee such a time, but he foreshadows it, heralds it in some of his sketches, "Aileen" for one, by attempting it.

    Irish Plays and Playwrights Cornelius Weygandt 1914

  • "Aileen," he said at last, "before heaven I fear it is too late, but what man can do, that will I do."

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45 William MacLeod Raine 1912

  • "Aileen," he said, laying hold of her and putting his arms around her waist.

    The Titan Theodore Dreiser 1908

  • 'Aileen's carrying on quite a flirtation with Sir Ferdinand,' says Gracey.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields Rolf Boldrewood 1870

  • We quote from the last, almost dying, speech of a hopeless youth in the town -- a lawyer's clerk -- whose heart was stamped over so completely with the word "Aileen" that it was unrecognisable, and practically useless for any purpose except beating -- which it did, hard, at all times.

    Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters Francis B. Pearson 1859

  • One can't say that either he or she has behaved with delicacy -- unless, indeed, she knew nothing of Aileen, which is quite probable. "

    Lady Rose's Daughter Humphry Ward 1885


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