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Eudora

[yoo-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /yuˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Eudora, what is it within us, that listens where there is no sound?

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "If you still love Paralus, I wonder you can be so quiet and cheerful," said Eudora.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Your own confessions, Eudora, do not speak well for her instructions.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Eudora was a mere infant when Phidias bought her of a poor goatherd in Phelle.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Eudora blushed deeply, and busily caressed the dog with her foot.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
Word Origin and History for Eudora

fem. proper name, from Greek Eudora, literally "generous," fem. of eudoros, from eu "well" (see eu-) + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).

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