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Genevieve

[jen-uh-veev] /ˈdʒɛn əˌviv/
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. 422–512, French nun: patron saint of Paris.
2.
a female given name.
Also, Geneviève
[French zhuh nuh-vyev] /French ʒənəˈvyɛv/ (Show IPA)
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  • I would like to exchange pressed flowers with Genevieve of California.

  • I would like to exchange some of these pressed with Genevieve, or any other little girl.

  • Genevieve has been telling me how you faced a lion with only a bow and arrow.

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  • “Oh––measure up and then down, to see which way is longest,” said Genevieve.

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  • “That shock, and being picked up by Chuckie,” agreed Genevieve.

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  • They found Isobel and Genevieve and the baby all engaged in entertaining Ashton.

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  • “I see,” remarked Genevieve, with a show of polite interest.

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  • Yet now she was clinging to Blake even more closely than was Genevieve.

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  • Genevieve shrank back from the verge of the precipice and drew the others after her.

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British Dictionary definitions for Genevieve

Geneviève

/ˈdʒɛnɪˌviːv; French ʒənvjɛv/
noun
1.
Saint. ?422–?512 ad, French nun; patron saint of Paris. Feast day: Jan 3
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Word Origin and History for Genevieve

fem. proper name, from French Geneviève, from Late Latin Genovefa, probably of Celtic origin.

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