from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of moths of the family Herminiidœ, having slender, not pilous, palpi, with the third joint much shorter than the second. There are many species in all quarters of the globe.


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  • I have been amused at the allegations brought by certain critics against The Woman who Did that it "failed to prove" the practicability of unions such as Herminia's and Alan's.

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  • It was a message of love, of forgiveness, of generosity, such as Herminia would hardly have expected from so stern a man as Alan had always represented his father to be to her.

    The Woman Who Did

  • "Herminia," he said at last, leaning forward till his face was very close to hers, and he could feel the warm breath that came and went so quickly; "that's very, very kind of you.

    The Woman Who Did

  • "Herminia," he said, before they parted that afternoon, "we may still be friends; still dear friends as ever?

    The Woman Who Did

  • "Herminia," he cried, bending over her, "you drive me to bay.

    The Woman Who Did

  • In Working Identity, an extensive study of successful mid-career career changers, business professor Herminia Ibarra concluded that the "plan and execute model" is not realistic.

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  • YUCCA VALLEY - “I don't feel 90, I haven't felt old until this year,” says Herminia Rios, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 30 with a party at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  • Herminia took up a lute, and began to play and sing, with as much easy gaiety, as if she had been alone.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • "And YOU, Herminia?" he asked, in an eager ecstasy.

    The Woman Who Did

  • An overpowering desire to look on her father's face once more -- she had never seen her mother's -- impelled Herminia to enter those unwonted portals.

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