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Venetia

[vuh-nee-shee-uh, -shuh] /vəˈni ʃi ə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
an ancient district in NE Italy: later a Roman province bounded by the Alps, the Po River, and the Adriatic Sea.
2.
Venezia (def 1).
3.
a female given name.
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  • Was the Honble: Venetia Birdbrook his wife, or at least the wife of his twin image?

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • You are bad but you are a lot, lot better140 than your mother—and Venetia.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Venetia had not changed that evening, she was still in her big hat.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Good night,” said Venetia, “after that I have nothing more to say.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Venetia made a noise like the sound emitted by a choking hen.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • “You will stay with us to-night, I suppose,” said Venetia coldly.

    The Man Who Lost Himself

    H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The first bank of deposit and discount was the Bank of Venice, in the republic of Venetia.

    Usury Calvin Elliott
  • "It is Venetia Ford," said Fred shyly, but not without triumph.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for Venetia

Venetia

/vɪˈniːʃə/
noun
1.
the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
2.
the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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