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Alessandra

[al-uh-san-druh, -sahn-; Italian ah-les-sahn-drah] /ˌæl əˈsæn drə, -ˈsɑn-; Italian ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɑ/
noun
1.
a female given name, Italian form of Alexandra.
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  • He was buried in the monastery by the side of his sister Alessandra, a nun of the order.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • You have put so much at stake on Alessandra that I am a-tremble with fear of consequences.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland
  • He was at once tender and humorous as he referred again to Alessandra.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland
  • But I must confess to you it has made it very difficult for me to go on with Alessandra.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland
  • Westervelt and Hugh are crazy to meet the author of Alessandra.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland

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