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Enid

[ee-nid] /ˈi nɪd/
noun
1.
a city in N Oklahoma.
2.
Arthurian Romance. the constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint in The Mabinogion and in Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
3.
a female given name.
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  • And at dinner she was not nice to Enid and Elaine who admired her hero too frankly.

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  • This description was Enid Biddell's, she being happy and therefore frivolous.

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  • But it was Arthur Coryston, wasn't it, who sent you that extra order for to-day, Enid?

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Enid Glenwilliam canvassed them all at least as freely as her neighbors.

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  • Have you at all made up your mind, Enid, what you are going to say?

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Enid Glenwilliam's blood had quickened, in spite of her apparent ease.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • When Enid came to the cottage Marion became her slave and served her hand and foot.

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  • "Unfortunately, it wouldn't help you with—with Enid—to give it up," he said, quietly.

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  • And when I kicked—and told you about Enid—did you ever come afterward and talk to me nicely about her?

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British Dictionary definitions for Enid

Enid

/ˈiːnɪd/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) the faithful wife of Geraint
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Word Origin and History for Enid

fem. proper name, from Middle Welsh eneit, "purity," literally "soul," from PIE *ane-tyo-, from root *ane- "to breathe" (see animus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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