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  • proper noun A diminutive of the female given name Marilla.


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  • But that's because I'm a sucker for romance, and I was expecting Hattie's story to end more like Rilla's did in Rilla of Ingleside.

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  • By dint of unceasing effort they got the dress done by seven o'clock and Miranda tried it on in Rilla's room.

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  • Then, repenting, as she saw a hurt look in Rilla's eye, she added hastily, "But I believe Walter will be a great poet, too – some day – and you will have more of his confidence as you grow older."

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  • No. The truth is, Rilla is the only one of my flock who isn't ambitious.

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  • So I abide by what I said, although you may notice that I am careful not to use such expressions when young Rilla is about.

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  • Albert's wife says, says she, 'There's more in Rilla Blythe than you'd think for, Aunt Sophia.'

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  • "Oh, we call Rilla quite a small farm!" said Mrs Bosenna carelessly.

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  • "I am not, then," cried Betty Meade, loyally, "I think Rilla is just a wonderful girl.

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  • "Rilla," he said in a sudden, intense whisper, "you are the sweetest thing."

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