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  • proper n. A female given name of historical use; the Latin form of Sibyl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sibyl, 1.


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  • He shook hands with her, and, in the impulse of the moment, called her Sibylla; and then bit his tongue for doing it.

    Verner's Pride

  • Article "Sibylla" (by Buchholz in Roscher's Lexikon).

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • "Sibylla," was the answer, and his accents bore that earnest, tender, confidential tone which of itself alone betrays love, "be you very sure of one thing: that I go neither there nor elsewhere without taking you."

    Verner's Pride

  • "Sibylla," he gravely said, putting the open account into her hand, "I have received this bill this morning."

    Verner's Pride

  • "Sibylla," he gravely said, "I have been speaking to Jan. He ----"

    Verner's Pride

  • "Sibylla," he said, without answering her question, "you are surely not thinking of going to Sir Edmund's to-morrow night?"

    Verner's Pride

  • The rhythm section's interactions during "Sibylla" is so nuanced and sensitive.


  • "Sibylla," he said, bending his head slightly towards her, and speaking in low, persuasive accents, "I _cannot_ let you go to-morrow night.

    Verner's Pride

  • "Sibylla," said the doctor, more impressively than he often spoke, "I know your constitution, and I know pretty well what you can and what you can not bear.

    Verner's Pride

  • For more botanical illustrations by women, see the web site for the Getty Center exhibit "Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and Science"

    Archive 2008-11-01


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