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Alexandra

[al-ig-zan-druh, -zahn-] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drə, -ˈzɑn-/
noun
1.
1844–1925, queen consort of Edward VII of England.
2.
Classical Mythology. Cassandra (def 1).
3.
a female given name: derived from Alexander.
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  • His one sin in the eyes of Alexandra Feodorovna was that he hated Germany.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • So you can return to Alexandra Feodorovna and tell her what I say.

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  • Alexandra Feodorovna held her breath at hearing those words.

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  • Excuses were made for Alexandra Feodorovna's non-appearance.

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  • He has the police at his back; I have Alexandra Feodorovna—so we win always.

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British Dictionary definitions for Alexandra

Alexandra

/ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndrə/
noun
1.
1844–1925, queen consort of Edward VII of Great Britain and Ireland
2.
1872–1918, the wife of Nicholas II of Russia; her misrule while Nicholas was supreme commander of the Russian forces during World War I precipitated the Russian Revolution
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