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Edwina

[ed-wee-nuh, -win-uh] /ɛdˈwi nə, -ˈwɪn ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: derived from Edwin.
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  • Edwina was played by Mrs. Kean, who was applauded to her heart's content.

  • The baby was a boy,—fortunately, for I don't admire the name Edwina, and I shouldn't have liked to handicap a child with it.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • In the long imaginary conversations which he held with her he addressed her as Julia or Edwina.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • The Palmer received the boon with another low reverence, and followed Edwina out of the apartment.

    Ivanhoe Walter Scott

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