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  • proper n. A female given name, a variant of Cecily and Cecilia used since the Middle Ages.


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  • That Cicely is given the whole of her life to prove to those who thought her life meaningless how wrong they were.

    My Prayer Out Loud

  • Northern Exposure DVD - The cold and quirks continue in Cicely, Alaska with all 23 unforgettable, highly acclaimed episodes of Northern Exposure.

    Standardized Testing: Briefly Revisited

  • "Ah, happiness is found in unexpected places, and is a matter of temperament only, and not of circumstance at all," the doctor told himself, when Clomayne's clerk and the girl he called Cicely, passed the door of his first-class carriage, their destination reached.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • Faith, but I think my sister Cicely is as much in love with Mary Cavendish as I. 'Tis but – my sister Cicely, when she will tease me, tells me 'tis not I but you that Mary Cavendish hath set her heart upon, Harry.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • No sooner did Mr. Talbot mention the name Cicely than Master

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • That little girl named Cicely is on my heart and in my prayers today.

    My Prayer Out Loud

  • Chervil, also known as Cicely or Sweet Cicely, has a subtle anise flavour and is a member of the parsley family.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #92

  • But he did not take his Queen with him; he left her in England with her children, for by this time she had two other daughters besides Elizabeth, called Cicely and Anne.

    The Children's Book of London

  • Cecilia much better than Hatty, who will persist in calling her Cicely, which she says she does not like because it is such a vulgar name -- and so common, too.

    Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow

  • Thirteen went to Jane's estate, including an aging John Henson, Josiah's brother, as well as Arabella's elderly mother, Cecilia, often called Cicely, then estimated to be in her seventies and valued at ten dollars. - News for the rest of us


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