Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Old English ēad + gȳð ("war, strife, battle"). Name of a 10th century English saint.

Examples

  • His wife, Edith, is in the midst of a mental crisis and cannot bear the idea of going a single week without having her husband at her side.

    Book Review: "Hell House" by Richard Matheson

  • Also, he found great satisfaction in Edith's reading to him from the Bible.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • His wife, Edith, is in the midst of a mental crisis and cannot bear the idea of going a single week without having her husband at her side.

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  • Edith is nearing break-down but begins to reason a solution: "It came to her that the law was nothing more than the judgment and will of any group of people" and if a thousand could constitute such a group, why not a hundred, or fifty, or five — or two?

    “I ain't never goin' to work again. . . . I'm plum tired out.”

  • I'm mad keen to get back to the US women writers and Edith is the perfect way in.

    Sunday Confessions

  • I'm mad keen to get back to the US women writers and Edith is the perfect way in.

    Sunday Confessions

  • I'm mad keen to get back to the US women writers and Edith is the perfect way in.

    52 entries from February 2007

  • Thus began an Edith-fest of biographies, letters and journals that took me into the winter months and of course those of us who have dabbled in Edith Wharton's life and books will be anticipating Hermoine Lee's forthcoming biography with much interest.

    52 entries from July 2006

  • Thus began an Edith-fest of biographies, letters and journals that took me into the winter months and of course those of us who have dabbled in Edith Wharton's life and books will be anticipating Hermoine Lee's forthcoming biography with much interest.

    Sunday Confession:Travellin' light

  • Thus began an Edith-fest of biographies, letters and journals that took me into the winter months and of course those of us who have dabbled in Edith Wharton's life and books will be anticipating Hermoine Lee's forthcoming biography with much interest.

    Sunday Confession:Travellin' light

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