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[el-oh-eez; French ey-law-eez] /ˈɛl oʊˌiz; French eɪ lɔˈiz/
1101?–64, French abbess: pupil of and secretly married to Pierre Abélard.
Compare Abélard.
a female given name, French form of Eloise or Louise. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Suffice it, then, that heloise lived with her uncle the howitzer and was happy.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And, as a new hand was about to be dealt, heloise seated herself at one of the tables.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • The figure representing heloise is not, however, an authentic likeness.

  • The entrance of heloise cut short the allusion to a memory of autumn.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • heloise left her seat like a whirlwind and flung herself at Gisela's feet.

    The White Morning Gertrude Atherton
  • From that time Abelard could visit heloise without restraint.

  • heloise sacrificed herself on account of the impediments the church threw in the way of the married clergys career of advancement.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • "Pack in the morning, heloise," she said when the maid appeared.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • Among the students who flocked to him came the beautiful maiden, heloise, to learn of philosophy.

  • "Madame does not need to be scolded any more," said heloise, brokenly.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
British Dictionary definitions for heloise


/ˈɛləʊˌiːz; French elɔiz/
?1101–64, pupil, mistress, and wife of Abelard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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