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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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  • It slid off now at sight of Cornelia Opp's serene, sweet face.

  • What the minister lacked, Cornelia had; Cornelia lacked nothing.

  • "Cornelia and Marilla Merritt are just the ones," she said, succinctly.

  • "No, it's bloom," hastened Cornelia, covertly wiping it off.

  • Cornelia's face was gently pensive, she could scarcely have told why.

  • It was the secret of the soft wistfulness in Cornelia's eyes.

  • "And she will want to know—things," hinted Cornelia, mildly.

  • He laid his big white hand gently on Cornelia's small white one.

  • And he had executed an exchange of plates under Cornelia's deprecating eyes.

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