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[ur-nuh-steen] /ˈɜr nəˌstin/
a female given name: derived from Ernest. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "I mean that—that I am sure of it, Herminie," replied Ernestine, much embarrassed.

    Pride Eugne Sue
  • When Ernestine looked like that the crowd roared with laughter.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • "Beware of ambition, M. Olivier," said Ernestine, smiling in her turn.

    Pride Eugne Sue
  • If you wanted to get a rise out of Ernestine you had to talk about her 'bloomin' policy.'

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • "I'd do it in a minute, and if I can't now, I will sometime anyhow," Ernestine exclaimed with emphasis.

    Six Girls Fannie Belle Irving
  • Ernestine paused a moment that Miss Levering might applaud the new 'helper.' '

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • Ernestine promised to be satisfied with everything, and she was, at all events, perfectly satisfied with her day's work.

    Moral Tales Madame Guizot
  • Miss Levering turned and pantomimed to Ernestine, 'You see it's no use!'

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
Word Origin and History for Ernestine

fem. form of Ernest.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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