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Elissa

[ih-lis-uh] /ɪˈlɪs ə/
noun
1.
Phoenician name of Dido.
2.
a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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  • Elissa made no reply, and for a while they walked on in silence.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • Again Elissa coloured, this time to the eyes, but she showed no other sign of confusion.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • Whether the lady Elissa spoke of the gods she serves or of a man is one to me.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • As Elissa fumbled at the hasp of the door of the garden, Metem overtook her.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • "So marvellous, Prince, that you do not believe me," Elissa answered.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • "Nay, Elissa; if I am already married that cannot be," he said.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • "Let the gates be opened, and send to see whether or no I lie," said Elissa, quietly.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard

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