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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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  • And Theodora rolled him across the floor to the fast-emptying basket.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • "Then you're a pig," Theodora answered, with Saxon frankness.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Robert had loved and married Theodora Newton; was she to change her character with her name?

    A Reconstructed Marriage Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • "Maybe, unless the new Madame is a prig," Theodora said restively.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Theodora explained, as far as she understood, how Percy had extricated him.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Theodora's laugh rang out a second time, hearty and infectious.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Theodora did not wonder why she felt in no exalted state of spirits as she dressed for dinner.

    Beyond The Rocks Elinor Glyn
  • Theodora's quick eye saw that one of the cushions was slipping to one side.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Just before leaving, she slipped Hector's letter into Theodora's hand.

    Beyond The Rocks Elinor Glyn
British Dictionary definitions for Theodora

Theodora

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