Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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Name of an early Christian martyr, from Ancient Greek, meaning "good speech".

Examples

  • Eleanor heard her exclaim; and as she took them from Mr. Stuart's hand, she kissed the purple blossoms with childish delight, and put some in Euphemia's straw hat.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • "Euphemia is not very strong, and I doubt whether any child can really force its attention through two long services such as our Church appoints," said Margaret, quietly.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • So, there being no chance of a man-of-war, we had to await the arrival of a brig called the Euphemia, which was daily expected, and which would sail again for Liverpool so soon as her cargo was landed and a fresh one shipped.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • As with most educated black women, Terrell took to the pen, and though she was loathe to call herself a journalist, under the name Euphemia Kirk,” her articles appeared in both white and black newspapers where she “communicated a consistent message that effectively and decisively aligned with that of the African American Women’s Club Movement and the overall struggle of black women and the black race for equality.”

    Lifting As We Climb: the Women’s Club Movement | Edwardian Promenade

  • The doctor went to an inner door and bawled, "Euphemia," and a discontented wisp of a woman answered his call.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • "Euphemia," she said to some one outside the door, "telephone the doctor that he is still rambling, but that he has switched from green ribbons to riddles."

    The Man in Lower Ten

  • "Euphemia," announced Lady Augusta, "is well, and I _trust_" as if she rather doubted her having so far overcome old influences of an evil nature, -- "I _trust_ improving, though I regret to hear from her preceptress that she is singularly deficient in application to her musical lessons."

    Vagabondia 1884

  • "Euphemia," said I, in as composed a tone as possible, although my whole frame was trembling with emotion, "Euphemia, I am glad I married you!"

    Rudder Grange

  • Fonts If Fonts Were People, who or what kind of person would portray the "Euphemia" font?

    Answerbag: Latest Questions in Question Categories

  • "Euphemia," I said, presently, "the ground seems hard a little way in front of you.

    Euphemia Among the Pelicans

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