Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Apparently invented by James Fenimore Cooper in The Last of the Mohicans(1826). It could represent Ancient Greek κόρη ("maiden"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The two guitars which they had found in the castle, they strung with wire, and managed to have some music every evening in the twilight; then they had a time set apart, also in the early part of the evening, which they called Cora's hour.

    Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days

  • Hemeets his match in Cora's teenage sister in one of the film's most extraordinary scenes.

    Last of the Mohicans: No 18

  • To Find Cora -- originally published as Cora is a Nympho by Novel Books in 1963 -- To Find Cora is Harry's original title, and much truer to the story.

    The Best News Yet from Stark House

  • Cat Cora is committing one of my biggest pet peeves, she has presented a dish with both a gelee and a foam.

    A First for IronChef

  • At birth, I was given the name of Cora, after my grandmother.

    The Office girls

  • Later I discovered that Cora comes from the Greek for "maiden," and was one of the epithets used for Persephone.

    Incubus

  • "And how long has the woman whom he calls Cora been known to you?"

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

  • Coming down the stairs she called Cora, but receiving no reply she did not wait to find her.

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • Let other people remark upon the high look in Cora Tuttle's face, or gossip about the anxious manner of the bridegroom; she, the speaker, could tell things about the bride which would go to show that she was not all right even before that ominous death's-head reared itself into view at her marriage festival.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Cora is a noble woman, but the secret which kept my thoughts in such a whirl has held us apart.

    The Filigree Ball

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