Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Name of a fourth century saint, from Latin ursa ("female bear") and -ula (diminutive suffix), meaning "little she-bear". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The La Quinta on Santa Ursula is an older property and I would imagine the rooms show it.

    Laredo Hotels

  • And bottle ale is a drink of Satan's, a diet-drink of Satan's devised to puff us up, and make us swell in this latter age of vanity; as the smoke of tobacco to keep us in mist and error: but the fleshly woman, which you call Ursula, is above all to be avoided, having the marks upon her of the three enemies of man -- the world, as being in the

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour

  • In "Super Troopers," young Ursula is forced to suffer the foolishness of her Spurbury Police Department colleagues, especially when the mustachioed Officer Smy storms out of the bathroom demanding that Ursula refill the toilet paper supply.

    In Honor Of ‘The Slammin’ Salmon,’ Here Are Five Of Broken Lizard’s Most Underrated Moments » MTV Movies Blog

  • To argue the preciousness of any individual's life, Ursula is a great place to start because she is, as you say, both beautiful and blameless.

    Ingrid Hill - An interview with author

  • Finland's historyand we see only the tip of it in Ursula, Underis one of sisu or determination, a culture caught between a rock and a hard place again and again, its "nationhood" a dicey proposition.

    Ingrid Hill - An interview with author

  • I just finished reading the last book in Ursula K.

    Thoughts on Annals of the Western Shore

  • Sez Gavin Grant: Here at Small Beer Press we're having a pre-end-of-the-decade sale + fundraiser for Franciscan Children's Hospital (where our daughter Ursula is being looked after very well -- she is taking a nap right now after a very busy day!).

    December 2009

  • Unless supremely advanced Kardashev III level aliens seeded the galaxy like the Hainish in Ursula Le Guin's Ekumen, this life will be an independent genesis, enabling biologists to define which requirements for life are universal and which are parochial.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: Once Again With Feeling: The Planets of Gliese 581

  • It may be the socio-psychological impact of a different social, psychological, or economic state of affairs than exists at present, as in Ursula K le Guin's The Dispossessed, the story of an anarchist planet.

    SF Considered As A Subset Of SF

  • In a clearing a couple of hundred feet down an untraveled dirt track into the forest, a glade carpeted by short grass kept low by odd gravel-shot soil, Ursula is crouched on her haunches examining tiny white blooms on wild strawberry plants in the grass.

    Excerpt: Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill

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