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[lid-ee-uh] /ˈlɪd i ə/
an ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a wealthy empire including most of Asia Minor.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Barney, after all, was to gain everything from what he had to tell him, and Lydia was to lose; how much was Lydia to lose?

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  • Lydia said nothing, but she wondered what people could expect.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • In a few days Barbara arrived and found his mother unable to leave her bed, and Lydia Noe sitting beside her.

  • This was the day that Lydia's summer happiness felt the touch of blight.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • She was looking at Lydia with her kind look, but, Lydia could also see, compassionately.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Lydia


an ancient region on the coast of W Asia Minor: a powerful kingdom in the century and a half before the Persian conquest (546 bc). Chief town: Sardis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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