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  • proper n. A female given name, from the medieval vernacular form of Cecilia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cicely.


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  • Yes, it sounded very much as if he had said the name Cecily.

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  • Eleanore had hidden one of the small oil lamps under her shawl and the one they called Cecily had taken another one.

    The Night Dance

  • Cecily is here because she loves to read the blogs and she likes to keep up with what Dru Blood is up to.

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  • I had previously read in Cecily's post that, although Tilda Swinton is wonderful, she just wasn't scary enough (and the witch is suppose to have dark hair).

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  • And there are two young women, one called Cecily and one called Gwendolen.

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  • Cecily is well and says she isn't going to curl her hair any more.

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  • She was sitting right there where Cecily is now, and she got up at once and marched right out of the orchard, but at the gate she turned to call back indignantly, 'I guess you'd better wait till you've prayed the conceit out of yourself before you begin on me, Ned King.

    The Story Girl

  • He can handle a hoe more deftly than a pencil, and his spelling, even with all his frequent appeals to Cecily, is a fearful and wonderful thing.

    The Story Girl

  • Ailwin Corde, widowed a few years ago and married again, against his grown son's wishes, to a fine, flaunting beauty a third his age, called Cecily ...

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • To speak plainly, it had come to his knowledge that Mrs. Elgar -- no; I will call her Cecily, as I used to do when she was a child -- that

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