Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name of mostly British usage.

Etymologies

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Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Muireall, probably from Celtic "sea" + "bright".

Examples

  • "See, Uncle Phineas, our Muriel is actually jealous."

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Pablo Muriel is glad his students attended the rally.

    Alan Singer: Pablo's Kids March on Washington

  • Muriel is Harris's second, age eight: she is a bright, intelligent child; but I prefer her myself in serious pieces.

    A Complete Change

  • The title itself opens the first gap: Muriel is not a presence in this film named after her, but instead a conspicuous absence.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 4/1.

  • Unfortunately for the other animals, Muriel is not charismatic or inspired enough to take action and oppose Napoleon and his pigs.

    Animal Farm Character Profiles

  • Muriel: Muriel is a knowledgeable goat who reads the commandments for Clover.

    Animal Farm Character Profiles

  • Muriel is a goat who reads the edited commandments.

    Background information for George Orwell's Animal Farm

  • But the father was wholly occupied in Muriel – looking in her face, and feeling all her little fragile limbs, to make sure that in no way she was injured.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • We were silent, until over the common we caught sight of the light in Muriel's window.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Afterwards she tried to learn of me privately, what sort of place it was he had gone to, and how he went; whether he had carried with him all his clothes, and especially the great bunch of woodbine she sent to him yesterday; and, above all, whether he had gone by himself, or if some of the "angels," which held so large a place in Muriel's thoughts and of which she was ever talking, had come to fetch him and take care of him.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

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