from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Duse, Eleonora 1859?-1924. Italian actress who was highly acclaimed as a heroine in the plays of Gabriele D'Annunzio and Henrik Ibsen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A demon or spirit. See deuce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of deuce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
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As an adolescent she read biographies of Eleanora Duse and Sarah Bernhardt, and won a city-wide competition playing Emily in "Our Town."
The same is true of Duse and Bernhardt, with whom her name belongs.
Luckily for you, Google Street Maps has finally reached all seven continents, including Duse Bay, Antarctica.
Weissman was known as the “Queen of Second Avenue”, and was frequently compared to the great Duse and the magnificent Bernhardt.
Only perhaps Duse could match you (Garbo and Bernhardt make me laugh).
It took Nordenskjöld a long time to recognize in these beings Dr. Gunnar Andersson, Lieutenant Duse, and their companion during the winter, a Norwegian sailor named Grunden.
Andersson, Duse and Grunden were then landed in the vicinity, to bring news to the winter quarters as soon as the ice permitted them to arrive there.
With her earnest evocation of British can-do fervor and her mad flits about the stage dancing a serpentine shag that outdoes Duse, she's a medium rare.
Duse and Bernhardt toured endlessly with their farewell appearances, opera divas make a career of saying goodbye, and what of the Rolling Stones?
However, the same thing is observable amongst us Christian English: we say the Duse take you! even as our heathen Saxon forefathers did, who worshipped a kind of Devil so called, and named a day of the week after him, which name we still retain in our hebdomadal calendar like those of several other Anglo – Saxon devils.