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[ih-van-juh-leen, -lahyn, -lin] /ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlin, -ˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
a female given name, invented by H.W. Longfellow.
Also, Evangelina
[ih-van-juh-lee-nuh] /ɪˌvæn dʒəˈli nə/ (Show IPA)


[ih-van-juh-lin] /ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪn/
a narrative poem (1847) by Longfellow. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And then Evangeline seemed very, very different from Mrs. Coppert, and very, very much nicer.

    The Bountiful Lady Thomas Cobb
  • The mouth and chin are more delicate in the real than in the ideal Evangeline.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • A letter from Mr. Carruthers which came into Evangeline's possession later, and which she put into her journal at this place.

    Red Hair Elinor Glyn
  • The touching story of Evangeline recurred to me with terrible vividness.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • Presently Evangeline took a purse from her pocket, and emptied it on to the table.

    The Bountiful Lady Thomas Cobb
  • The publication, in 1847, of "Evangeline" raised him to the zenith of his reputation.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
  • Evangeline produced a dark red cashmere: Suzanne shook her head.

    Smith College Stories Josephine Dodge Daskam
  • Lady Evangeline (to Lady Violet, as they walk across the stage).

  • Jimmy looked at her reproachfully and proceeded to Aunt Evangeline.

    More William Richmal Crompton
Word Origin and History for Evangeline

fem. proper name, from French Évangeline, ultimately from Greek evangelion "good news" (see evangelism).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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