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Hesperia

/hɛˈspɪərɪə/
noun
1.
a poetic name used by the ancient Greeks for Italy and by the Romans for Spain or beyond
Word Origin
Latin, from Greek: land of the west, from hesperos western
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  • Thousands of people have been inspired, made better, at the hesperia meetings.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • hesperia deserves any renown that may chance to come from the widespread organization of Teachers and Patrons' Associations.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • One auto passed us going into hesperia and we met one auto going out of Victorville.

    The Cruise of a Schooner Albert W. Harris
  • Everyone connected with it may well feel proud of the success attending the now famous "hesperia Movement."

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Now I recall how she prophesied this was fated to our race, and often cried of hesperia, often of an Italian realm.

  • We had been traveling east, but here we were to turn north across the mountains, through hesperia and Victor to Daggett.

    The Cruise of a Schooner Albert W. Harris
  • Her thoughts finally centered about the statue in hesperia—it presented an actual mark for her fleeting resentments.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The present Downige, really—though I understand there is another pretentious branch in hesperia—bullied them into it.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The first settlement of the Jews in beautiful hesperia is buried in dim obscurity.

  • Many heroes heard of the beautiful land, hesperia, and of the wonderful apples growing there, and sailed westward to find them.

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