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Ouida

[wee-duh] /ˈwi də/
noun
1.
pen name of Louise de la Ramée.
2.
a female given name.

Ramée

[ruh-mey] /rəˈmeɪ/
noun
1.
Louise de la ("Ouida") 1839–1908, English novelist.
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  • It only lingers now in the writings of Ouida and the poems of Arthur Symonds.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • So I thought maybe you and I might be kind of 168 special friends, Ouida.

  • Tory and Ouida and I have been making all sorts of plans for the winter.

  • These are qualities which our present age lacks, and needs; they are conspicuous in Ouida.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • A swarm of mystics and pragmatists has replaced the lonely giants of Ouida's era.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Ouida, for all her femininity, was more than this feline and gelatinous New Englander.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • As to the "cruelty" of showing, which Ouida so strongly deprecates, a word may be said.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs Mrs. Leslie Williams
  • And you know what Ouida says, that 'one is so often thought to be sullen when one is only sad.'

    Airy Fairy Lilian Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
  • Well, we must admit that we have a faint suspicion that Ouida has told it to us before.

    Reviews Oscar Wilde
  • Marie Corelli, Ouida, he read them all; but Trollope was his favourite.

British Dictionary definitions for Ouida

Ouida

/ˈwiːdə/
noun
1.
real name Marie Louise de la Ramée. 1839–1908, British popular novelist, best known for Under Two Flags (1867)
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