Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name

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Examples

  • Zoraya Tapia-Alfaro who blogs at NDN, a Washington DC think tank, shares the introduction to a A Nation of Immigrants in her post “Edward Kennedy: A Man Who Saw Wrong, and tried to Right it”:

    Global Voices in English » USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

  • Zoraya was supported by the vizier Abul Cacim Venegas, his brother Reduan Venegas, and their numerous connections, partly through sympathy with her as being, like themselves, of Christian lineage, and partly because they saw she was the favorite of the doting monarch.

    The Alhambra

  • Unfortunately at an advanced age he took another wife, Isabella de Solis, a young and beautiful Christian captive; better known by her Moorish appellation of Zoraya; by her he had also two sons.

    The Alhambra

  • Unfortunately at an advanced age he took another wife, Isabella de Solis, a young and beautiful Christian captive; better known by her Moorish appellation of Zoraya; by her he had also two sons.

    The Alhambra

  • Zoraya was supported by the vizier Abul Cacim Venegas, his brother Reduan Venegas, and their numerous connections, partly through sympathy with her as being, like themselves, of Christian lineage, and partly because they saw she was the favorite of the doting monarch.

    The Alhambra

  • Zoraya appears first shimmering in moonlight upon the hills of Spain, -- dovelike in voice, serpentining in seductiveness.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Fédora, Gismonda, La Tosca, Zoraya, are but a single woman who transmigrates from play to play.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Passing on, we soon reached the "trysting-place" of Zoraya, the frail Sultana.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 of Literature, Science and Art.

  • Sarah Bernhardt, because as an actress she _is_ Zoraya, contrived to lift it into life.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Countless quarrels followed, which ended in Boabdil's final success, and in them all, Zoraya was his firm friend and adviser.

    Women of the Romance Countries

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