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Amanda

[uh-man-duh]
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noun
  1. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “beloved.”
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  • With a cheerful good-day he was gone, and Amanda drew a long breath of relief.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Amanda had never yet acknowledged that her mother was not in her "perfect mind."

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • "You'd better give the pigs some shorts," said Amanda, abruptly.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Amanda did not prevent him; she had no breath left for remonstrance.

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    Alice Brown

  • "There ain't anybody goin' to touch a finger to it but me," said Amanda, shortly.

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    Alice Brown


Word Origin and History for amanda

Amanda

fem. proper name, literally "worthy to be loved," fem. of Latin amandus "pleasing," gerundive of amare "to love" (see Amy). A top 10 list name for girls born in U.S. between 1976 and 1995.

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