Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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The first known bearer was Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204), Provençal Aliénor, possibly from Germanic or Latin ali(a) "other" and her mother's name Aenor. It's meaning thereby said to be 'the other Aenor'. Arabic origin has also been suggested. Eleanor has often been erratically interpreted as a variant of Helen.

Examples

  • And so, the letters from the first weeks Eleanor is in the White House and she's separated from Lorena because they spent all this time together in the year gearing up before she moved into the White House.

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  • Therefore it dumbfounds me to discover that The Book of Eleanor is currently climbing the bestseller lists in Los Angeles.

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  • But Eleanor is a birder, so we had a lot of fun spotting various South American birds in the open bird area, while Mason ran back and forth through the bamboo screen.

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  • This recipe comes from my cousin Eleanor (now deceased).

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  • Eleanor is quickly caught up in an adventure for which she is (surprisingly) prepared.

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  • He called Eleanor, and they went out to dinner together.

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  • The description of sex between Mauser and Eleanor is full of caring, and an almost clinical carefulness in physical description.

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  • I was sitting in Eleanor Roosevelt Hall on a Sunday afternoon listening to the Longine Symphonette on the radio, when they interrupted with the news of Pearl Harbor.

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  • This, he remembered, was the abode of Cousin Eleanor, and he laughed at himself as, even at this safe distance, he steered his course very cautiously along the opposite bank.

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  • There was little danger of his running away now, for the dreaded Cousin Eleanor was quite forgotten and he was certain that the time would not pass slowly since he had acquired this splendid new plaything.

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