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[bur-nees, bur-nis] /bɜrˈnis, ˈbɜr nɪs/
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bringer of victory.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And then as though she had said nothing of wit or moment Bernice turned again to Charley and spoke confidentially in his ear.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "I wouldn't know how to shoot one if I did," Bernice laughed.

    Subspace Survivors E. E. Smith
  • Bernice saw that Warren's eyes had left a ukulele he had been tinkering with and were fixed on her questioningly.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • When the clock showed noon Bernice closed her book with a snap.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bernice looked round again—she seemed unable to get away from Warren's eyes.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bernice in the Bible

bearer of victory, the eldest daughter of Agrippa I., the Herod Agrippa of Acts 12:20. After the early death of her first husband she was married to her uncle Herod, king of Chalcis. After his death (A.D. 40) she lived in incestuous connection with her brother Agrippa II. (Acts 25:13, 23; 26:30). They joined the Romans at the outbreak of the final war between them and the Jews, and lived afterwards at Rome.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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