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Eleanor

[el-uh-ner, -nawr]
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noun
  1. a female given name, form of Helen.
Also El·e·a·no·ra [el-ee-uh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə, -ˌnoʊr ə/.
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  • 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

  • He had tried hard to see Eleanor Moore again, but without success.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • John flushed, and was angry with his mother for speaking in this way before Eleanor.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • There was work to be done in London, and Eleanor and he must return to town to do it.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine


Word Origin and History for eleanor

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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