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Cecily

[ses-uh-lee] /ˈsɛs ə li/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Cecilia.
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  • "Don't call her Cecily until you've known her two days," Gilbert went on.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Lady Cecily was no longer interested in the history of Mr. Boltt's novel.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I suppose you imagine that Cecily'll change her mind some day, and run away with you?

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    St. John G. Ervine
  • Lady Cecily was cross and hurt, and she turned away pettishly.

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    St. John G. Ervine
  • One might call Cecily a stoical amorist, an erotic philosopher.

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    St. John G. Ervine
  • "Cecily doesn't mind about the shabbiness of it," he heard Gilbert saying.

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    St. John G. Ervine

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