Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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An American fanciful variant of Maria.

Examples

  • But we already know that Marilla is a very clean housekeeper by Anne's encounter with the upstairs of the house: "The hall was fearsomely clean; the little gable chamber in which she [Anne] presently found herself seemed still cleaner."

    The Dishcloth

  • But we already know that Marilla is a very clean housekeeper by Anne's encounter with the upstairs of the house: "The hall was fearsomely clean; the little gable chamber in which she [Anne] presently found herself seemed still cleaner."

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • "When Uncle Cal's pain let up on him a little he called Marilla and says to her: 'Did you look at your instrument, honey?

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • Dear me, it doesn't seem a day since poor Matthew brought Anne herself home and everybody laughed at the idea of Marilla bringing up a child.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • Dear me, it doesn't seem a day since poor Matthew brought Anne herself home and everybody laughed at the idea of Marilla bringing up a child.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • She said right away she didn't think it was fair for the teacher to ask all the questions, and you know, Marilla, that is exactly what I've always thought.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • Marilla, that is the first compliment I have ever had in my life and you can't imagine what a strange feeling it gave me.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • "Marilla," said Anne solemnly, but with dancing eyes, "do I look as if I were crazy?"

    Anne of Avonlea

  • "Marilla," said Anne solemnly, but with dancing eyes, "do I look as if I were crazy?"

    Anne of Avonlea

  • "Marilla," she said hesitatingly when he had gone out, "is Matthew quite well?"

    Anne of Green Gables

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