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  • proper n. A female given name, a 20th century variant of Noelle.


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  • “I know it is,” he said, “and I’m grateful for your help, Nancy, so maybe I’ll call Noeleen Redmond now.”

    The Empty Family

  • In Bangkok Tuesday, Noeleen Heyzer, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, introduced a new campaign to end trafficking.

    UN Urges Businesses to Aid Fight Against Human Trafficking

  • Noeleen Heyzer, the UNESCAP executive secretary, says the recovery in trade has largely been drive by sales within Asia.

    Asia Export Growth Expected to Slow

  • He stayed with Josie for the next hour or so until the nurse appeared once more and took her pulse and then returned with Noeleen and another nurse and they said a decade of the Rosary as Josie faded into death.

    The Empty Family

  • As he came back in, he found that Brigid had been taken by Noeleen down to the room to see Josie and say goodbye to her.

    The Empty Family

  • He arranged, having phoned Noeleen Redmond and explained the situation, to come and visit the residence for senior citizens once he had seen his aunt.

    The Empty Family

  • She could last longer than any of us think, Noeleen said as she prepared to retire for the night.

    The Empty Family

  • When he arrived at the nursing home, he did not go into the large room where Josie normally was but waited by the office for Noeleen to finish a phone call.

    The Empty Family

  • When Noeleen finally did call, in the late morning one Wednesday in the spring, he was not surprised.

    The Empty Family

  • When Noeleen appeared and said that it must have been a long night for him, he realized that the whole night had felt like an hour or two, nothing more.

    The Empty Family


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