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


[ruh-mey] /rəˈmeɪ/
Louise de la ("Ouida") 1839–1908, English novelist. Unabridged
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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


real name Marie Louise de la Ramée. 1839–1908, British popular novelist, best known for Under Two Flags (1867)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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