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Theodora

[thee-uh-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /ˌθi əˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/
noun
1.
a.d. 508–548, Byzantine empress: consort of Justinian I.
2.
a female given name: derived from Theodore.
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  • None the less, the theatre was half empty when Theodora was given.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • Theodora was far from suspecting the cause of her lover's agitation.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • And such was the sleep of Theodora: she was young and replete with charms, and, alas!

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Theodora heeded him not, for she was absorbed in the ideas that crowded upon her mind.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • A deep sigh was the only answer she could elicit from Theodora.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Theodora was cruelly alive to the helplessness of her situation.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • She flew to the window, and Theodora, in breathless anxiety, followed.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • The feelings of the unfortunate Theodora were such as to beggar description.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • The wretched Theodora was then ordered to retire, but she was unable to obey the mandate.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
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Theodora

/ˌθɪəˈdɔːrə/
noun
1.
?500–548 ad, Byzantine empress; wife and counsellor of Justinian I
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