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Lavinia

[luh-vin-ee-uh] /ləˈvɪn i ə/
noun
1.
Roman Legend. the daughter of Latinus and second wife of Aeneas.
2.
a female given name.
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  • He was Aunt Lavinia's second cousin, or something like that, but she was only your aunt by marriage.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Lavinia did seven eighths of the talking and Ellery the rest.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I'm awful sorry, Mr. Ellery," gushed Lavinia, removing the bonnet.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Lavinia was a glacier, moving majestically and freezing as it moved.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Mr. Pratt's a cousin to Thankful Payne over to home," volunteered Lavinia.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • So Lavinia gave her a free translation which convulsed Amanda behind her paper.

    Shawl-Straps Louisa M. Alcott
  • Lavinia and Amanda had old passports, and had been told they would be needed.

    Shawl-Straps Louisa M. Alcott
  • For me my Teucrians shall establish a city, and Lavinia give the town her name.'

  • Lavinia, however, seemed to have no disposition to assert her claim.

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