Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From a Russian pet form Соня (Sónja) of Sophia, from the Ancient Greek word for "wisdom". It was introduced into English through 19th century Russian literature and taken into general use in early twentieth century.

Examples

  • After some more heavy fighting and a respite, the Turks try some sneaking to get to von Kalmbach, but again Sonya is there: Tshoruk snarled like a wolf and struck him savagely on the head with a scimitar hilt.

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  • After some more heavy fighting and a respite, the Turks try some sneaking to get to von Kalmbach, but again Sonya is there: Tshoruk snarled like a wolf and struck him savagely on the head with a scimitar hilt.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Echoes Of Valor III - Karl Edward Wagner

  • After some more heavy fighting and a respite, the Turks try some sneaking to get to von Kalmbach, but again Sonya is there: Tshoruk snarled like a wolf and struck him savagely on the head with a scimitar hilt.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Best Of Robert E. Howard Volume 2 Grim Lands - Robert E. Howard

  • After some more heavy fighting and a respite, the Turks try some sneaking to get to von Kalmbach, but again Sonya is there: Tshoruk snarled like a wolf and struck him savagely on the head with a scimitar hilt.

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  • Once we'd rescued Sonya from the pigeon-haunted train station, the three if us headed south, having decided that a trip to Moonstone Beach was in order.

    "Back to work," growled the platypus, and the dodo, she agreed.

  • Sonya is reading it, too, and Peter Straub has agreed to, and, tonight, I'll also send it to Joshi, to see if he's happy with it.

    "Numb hands, I can see the strand..."

  • That Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Red Sonya is looking set for a remake, more bad Hollywood news, although to be fair the head of Millenium Films who are heading up the film has a fair point to make: The first movie was not a good one -- all ...

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  • That Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Red Sonya is looking set for a remake, more bad Hollywood news, although to be fair the head of Millenium Films who are heading up the film has a fair point to make:

    Filmstalker: Red Sonya remake

  • But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.

    War and Peace

  • Anyway, we called Sonya the Midget one night and kept asking her if Clint the Midget had ever asked her out and if she thought there may eventually be a relationship there.

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