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Aileen

[ey-leen; Irish ahy-leen] /eɪˈlin; Irish aɪˈlin/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Helen.
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  • Will it tire you to be told again that Aileen was beautiful?

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • If the transients were entranced by the fascinating Aileen, the regulars were her adorers.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Not even Aileen herself had been publicly embraced and kissed in the restaurant.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • "Don't you fret, Til," said Aileen, who did not understand entirely.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • With them at that time, keeping house for them, was Miss Aileen Bell.

    A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • “Oh, Aileen, in the arbour——” I was beginning, when she cut me short.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • I am your rival”—he bowed to Aileen—“for the favour of a lady.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • It may be guessed that the last hour of leisure I had in the city was spent with Aileen.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine

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