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Erna

[ur-nuh] /ˈɜr nə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from an Old English word meaning “eagle.”.
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  • Friedrich: Erna, you must not take me for such a Philistine that I would mind that.

  • Rita Revera has ceased to be—Erna Hattenbach returns to her family.

  • For, look here, Erna, I never would have been able to oppose my father!

  • Friedrich: Oh, please, please, dear Erna; not in this tone of voice!

  • "His connection is hardly near enough to count in this matter," Erna answered.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • On her side Erna shrank from the count without understanding why.

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  • Erna cried, putting up her white arms to clasp them about her husband's neck.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • There was in Albrecht's mien something which was new to Erna, and which affected her profoundly.

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  • It was noticeable how much Erna had changed since she had known Albrecht.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • It had been after a wild ride homeward that Erna met Albrecht and turned away from him.

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