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Eleanor

[el-uh-ner, -nawr]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Helen.
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Also El·e·a·no·ra [el-ee-uh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə, -ˌnoʊr ə/.
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  • He had tried hard to see Eleanor Moore again, but without success.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • He must not lose sight of Eleanor now that he had found her again.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Now that he had found Eleanor again, he was able to settle down to work.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Eleanor Moore was not in the tea-shop when he entered it, nor did she come into it while he remained there.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "And of course, it'll be successful," said John when he had read the letter to Eleanor.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine


Word Origin and History for eleanor

Eleanor

also Elinor, from Provençal Ailenor, a variant of Leonore, introduced in England by Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), wife of Henry II. The Old French form of the name was Elienor.

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