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[kawr-neel-yuh] /kɔrˈnil yə/
flourished 2nd century b.c, Roman matron: mother of Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus.
flourished 1st century b.c, first wife of Julius Caesar 83–67?.
Compare Calpurnia, Pompeia.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As soon as he reached the island, he sent a messenger to the town with news far different from what Cornelia expected.

  • It has never been claimed that "Cornelia" was the model for "Titus."

    The Critics Versus Shakspere Francis A. Smith
  • Cornelia's eyes were streaming with tears, and the passion in her heart was twisting her face with its anguish.

    The Coast of Bohemia William Dean Howells
  • She was kind of a hanger-on, Cornelia was, you see, and she was used to going where she was sent.

    Odd Numbers Sewell Ford
  • Cornelia could not restrain her tears when she heard that her young friend was in prison.

    Which? Ernest Daudet
  • He had paused once more with his point—but she glared, poor Cornelia, with her wonder.

    The Finer Grain Henry James
  • Cornelia had been reading in the library when this conversation took place.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • It slid off now at sight of Cornelia Opp's serene, sweet face.

  • Oh, Cornelia, I never knew that one could live, and be so happy!

    Flaming June Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

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