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Deirdre

[deer-druh, -dree; Irish dair-druh] /ˈdɪər drə, -dri; Irish ˈdɛər drə/
noun
1.
Irish Legend. the wife of Naoise, who killed herself after her husband had been murdered by his uncle, King Conchobar.
2.
a female given name.
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  • Soon along comes Conchubar to see Deirdre, for to marry her.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • The girl said pleasantly, at his side, "My name's Deirdre, in case you don't know."

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • They plainly regarded Deirdre with the warmest possible approval.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Deirdre served Tony his meal and talked with him while he ate it.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Shaking a little, Deirdre rubbed her wet hand with the other.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • "There was a time when my father thought they might be useful," said Deirdre.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Deirdre

Deirdre

/ˈdɪədrɪ/
noun
1.
(Irish myth) a beautiful girl who was raised by Conchobar to be his wife but eloped with Naoise. When Conchobar treacherously killed Naoise she took her own life: often used to symbolize Ireland See also Naoise
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