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Ilse

[il-suh] /ˈɪl sə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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  • "Ye must pay a pinny or Ilse put your forefinger in," says McCarthy.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • “It is as certain as death,” said Ilse in a low, still voice.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • “You thought you knew how to live when you took the white veil,” said Ilse cheerfully.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • “She is really beautiful,” whispered Estridge, glancing at Ilse.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • But Ilse sang some wonderful songs which she had learned in the Battalion of Death.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • She did not mention her encounter with the unknown man; Ilse had enough to occupy her.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Ilse slept that night, though Palla scarcely closed her eyes.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • He telephoned Ilse for information, but she was not at home.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Estridge called up a taxi; and presently went away with Ilse.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • “An ex-soldier of the Death Battalion, comrade,” said Ilse cheerfully.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers

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