Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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

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

    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

  • 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

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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

    FOXNews.com

  • 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

    The Guardian World News

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