[ih-van-juh-leen, -lahyn, -lin]
- a female given name, invented by H.W. Longfellow.
Also E·van·ge·li·na [ih-van-juh-lee-nuh] /ɪˌvæn dʒəˈli nə/.
- a narrative poem (1847) by Longfellow.
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Examples from the Web for evangeline
Whatever comfort Evangeline may have given Ford, it could not compensate for the death of his greatest creation.The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford
May 14, 2013
Says I, 'Hold on there, Evangeline, what are you going to do with them?'Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
The touching story of Evangeline recurred to me with terrible vividness.Diary of a Pilgrimage
Jerome K. Jerome
Longfellow's poem, "Evangeline," is based on the touching story of Acadia.The Land We Live In</p>
The publication, in 1847, of "Evangeline" raised him to the zenith of his reputation.American Men of Mind
Burton E. Stevenson
Lady Evangeline (to Lady Violet, as they walk across the stage).
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