Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Hebrew meaning "shade".

Examples

  • ZILLAH -- A Toppenish woman died Saturday after crashing her Jeep Cherokee on Interstate 82 two miles east of Zillah, the Washington State Patrol reported.

    Yakima Herald-Republic Weekly News

  • It is queer, Zillah (they call her Zillah) - Zillah Horsfall is a woman, and Caroline

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Then he called Zillah and asked her to ascertain if there was such a person as Titus Alden living near Biltz.

    An American Tragedy

  • 'After sitting still an hour, I looked at the great room with its smooth uncarpeted floor, and thought how nice it would be to play in, if we removed the table; and I asked Linton to call Zillah in to help us, and we'd have a game at blindman's-buff; she should try to catch us: you used to, you know, Ellen.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Here the tidings were known that in Lifu John Cho had lost his wife Margaret, and had married the widow of a Karotongan teacher, a very suitable match, but too speedy to be according to European ideas; and on November 26 the 'Zillah' was off the Three Kings, New Zealand.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • "After sitting still an hour, I looked at the great room with its smooth uncarpeted floor, and thought how nice it would be to play in if we removed the table; and I asked Linton to call Zillah in to help us, and we'd have a game at blind-man's buff.

    Wuthering Heights

  • "Zillah," said the General, querulously, and with an excitement in his feeble voice which showed how readily he might lapse into complete delirium -- "Zillah, my child, be quick.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • "Zillah," said she, with a deep sigh, "it is very well to talk of killing one's self, as I did just now, or of running away; but, after all, other things must be considered.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • "Zillah," said he, "our regiment sails for India several days sooner than I first expected, and it is necessary for me to leave in a short time.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • "Zillah," said she, in a solemn voice, "whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

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