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[oh-nuh] /ˈoʊ nə/
noun, plural Onas (especially collectively) Ona for def 1.
a member of a people of Tierra del Fuego.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The only comfort I received was in the thought that Ona did not know at what a cost her hand had been obtained.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green
  • Based on the novel 10:30 Ona summer night, by Marguerite Duras.

    Motion Pictures 1960-1969 Copyright Office. Library of Congress.
  • Ona was kept up by her excitement, but all of the women and most of the men were tired—the soul of Marija was alone unconquered.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
  • "I thought you seemed to enjoy it, Ona," her husband remarked.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green
  • But one day Ona tah wandered away in search of dews for her kernels.

  • Ona gave a shrug with her white shoulders, that seemed to question this.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green
  • Very little is known of the Ona language, save that it is as harsh as the Yahgan is liquid.

  • I will think of it,' said I, and went into the other room to speak to Ona.

    The Sword of Damocles Anna Katharine Green
  • This was never for very long, however, for when Ona began to cry, Jurgis could not stay angry.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
  • He would not have Ona working—he was not that sort of a man, he said, and she was not that sort of a woman.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair

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