Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Anglicised form of Spanish Inés and Portuguese Inês. First used in 18th century English poetry and plays referring to Inês de Castro. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Inez is about to be burned, her beloved suddenly appears to her.

    Contesting the Heterodoxy: Mrs. Hemans vs. Lord Byron

  • Inez is praised for not having "cast away/[Her] hope in [her] last hour" (I. lxiii), despite the pull of earthly love.

    Contesting the Heterodoxy: Mrs. Hemans vs. Lord Byron

  • Without another word Inez, scarcely bowing stiffly, moved out of the tea room, and we followed, leaving the mother and son there, baffled.

    Gold of the Gods

  • "Oh, never too tired to listen to a pretty girl -- especially when she is called Inez," broke in the invalided hero.

    The Motor Girls on Waters Blue Or the Strange Cruise of the Tartar

  • Here I may as well finish the story of Inez, that is, as far as I can.

    She and Allan

  • At a press conference in Cannes - a five-minute excerpt from which is the first bonus feature I can recall appearing on a Woody Allen DVD - McAdams calls Inez a deliciously direct character.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • With seven dead so far and at least 120 injured, the 184-million-gallon spill of toxic muck from a Hungarian alumina plant has already proven more dangerous than what's known as the Inez

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • A beautiful lady—I’ll call her Inez—told me the sad story of how her husband had left her for another woman.

    True You

  • In one or two of the books, the name of "Inez" was written.

    Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days

  • Before they had time to inquire, little Cora saw something inside the gate, and with her usual quick movement, she swiftly passed her tiny hand between the closely placed iron bars and from a small heap of débris of finger bones, drew out a richly chased gold ring, inscribed with the name of "Inez;" set in it was a large ruby in the form of a heart.

    Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days

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