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Eleanor

[el-uh-ner, -nawr] /ˈɛl ə nər, -ˌnɔr/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Helen.
Also, Eleanora
[el-ee-uh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə, -ˌnoʊr ə/ (Show IPA)
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  • He had tried hard to see Eleanor Moore again, but without success.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He must not lose sight of Eleanor now that he had found her again.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Now that he had found Eleanor again, he was able to settle down to work.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Eleanor Moore was not in the tea-shop when he entered it, nor did she come into it while he remained there.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "And of course, it'll be successful," said John when he had read the letter to Eleanor.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin and History for Eleanor

also Elinor, from Provençal Ailenor, a variant of Leonore, introduced in England by Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), wife of Henry II. The Old French form of the name was Elienor.

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