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Duse

[doo-zey; Italian doo-ze] /ˈdu zeɪ; Italian ˈdu zɛ/
noun
1.
Eleonora
[el-ee-uh-nawr-uh;; Italian e-le-aw-naw-rah] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə;; Italian ˌɛ lɛ ɔˈnɔ rɑ/ (Show IPA),
1859–1924, Italian actress.
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  • Take a name like Barrymore—or Bernhardt—or Duse—you can't forget them.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • And as to the Theatre—well, if it isn't a success, the Duse is in it!

  • I feel this sometimes in the case of Mme. Duse; and principally in her "Magda."

    Hortus Vitae Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee
  • For in this play of Magda the Duse rivets interests, delights not by what she does, but by what she is.

    Hortus Vitae Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee
  • A trait of Duse is the stifling of her tears when her sister visits her.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
  • To have had the opportunity of studying such a sublime, unhappy soul as is Duse's!

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
  • Looking at Duse I understood why it is that the Russian theatre is so dull.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • There have only been two faces on the stage in my time—his and Duse's.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • But it is as the real woman, a particular woman, that Duse triumphs most.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • Having cleared away all that is not wanted, Duse begins to create.

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons
British Dictionary definitions for Duse

Duse

/Italian ˈduːze/
noun
1.
Eleonora (ˌɛlɪəˈnɔːrə). 1858–1924, Italian actress, noted as a tragedienne
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