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Wilhelmine

adj.

1931, "pertaining to the reign of Wilhelm II," emperor of Germany 1888-1918, from German Wilhelm (see William).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • He bowed pleasantly to wilhelmine's companion, Mademoiselle Berthe.

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  • wilhelmine looked at her lover with the eyes of an astonished child.

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  • This mother was as unpleasant to behold as her son was the contrary, thought wilhelmine.

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  • A peremptory order from de Naarboveck had caused wilhelmine to descend.

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  • Had he been happily inspired to speak so to him of the girl he loved, the enigmatic wilhelmine?

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  • wilhelmine's statements were impressing de Loubersac less and less favourably.

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  • De Loubersac did not speak: mechanically he fitted his step to wilhelmine's.

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  • Brocq interrupted: "Yes, I know he comes on account of the fair wilhelmine."

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  • wilhelmine smiled, but—would this saleswoman never have done!

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  • What a lively interest wilhelmine had at first taken in this fête!

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