Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name borrowed from French.

Etymologies

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Old French "star", originally from Latin stella.Name of a third century martyr.

Examples

  • When her great-Aunt (an Evil Stepmother) dies, Estelle is under suspicion by the authorities and hopes to be cleared by a member of the Static Society.

    REVIEW: Extraordinary Engines edited by Nick Gevers

  • After Babe's marriage (she insisted that they call her Estelle now) Jo sold the house on Calumet.

    One Basket

  • Some of his friendly customers lent him the 'Fables of Florian,' and afterwards Florian's pastoral romance of 'Estelle' -- perhaps his best work.

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • If Estelle is in her eighties but looks a good deal younger, then why wouldn’t “Susan” just assume she’s in her sixties or seventies?

    CHECKOUT • by Sonia Suedfeld

  • Lionel Drummond was charming and much appreciated everywhere; he retrieved Winn from the stable yard when no one could guess where he was, and was the first person to call Estelle, Mrs. Staines; he wound up the affair with a white satin slipper.

    The Dark Tower

  • He called Estelle back to him as soon as they came upon any stragglers from the _fête_, and took her hand in a way that neither his mother nor the child ventured to resist.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • There was a woman in showbusiness, a contortion dancer called Estelle 'Caldonia' Young - she was named after the song Caledonia Caledonia.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The Estelle was a fine vessel, and her cargo not being all composed of heavy materials, was sufficiently light on the water to sail well.

    Newton Forster The Merchant Service

  • They had mentioned a place in town called Estelle's which was supposed to have good and cheap breakfast and I figured with it being wedding day, they'd be up early getting ready.

    The Bald Heretic

  • The organization that Jyri Antero Jaakkola belonged to for ten years has a merchant ship called Estelle, with which the 33-year-old young man delivered, with his comrades, humanitarian aid to Bangladesh and Angola.

    El Enemigo Común

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