a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “all.”
Other definitions for -ella (2 of 2)
a suffix used as a formative in taxonomic names, especially genus names of bacteria: chorella; pasteurella; salmonella.
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How to use Ella in a sentence
Through Ella and Elena’s efforts to reconstruct a sense of self — outside family, beyond academia and expectation — through language, Dennis confronts the various ways we try to understand ourselves and others.
Now a successful gallerist in Paris, Siobhán gave Ella up as an infant.
Ella’s mother, Siobhán, believes her daughter, a presumed victim of the 2004 tsunami six years earlier, is still alive.
While Elena’s trauma has not left her as self-destructive or outlandish as Ella, she remains incapable of taking charge of her own life.
Ella chronicled her immersion in an unfamiliar landscape through a series of journals.
And less research has been done on Ella, the week-after pill, though data indicate it works like Plan B.Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels? | Tiffany Stanley | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ella Panfilova was the human rights adviser to the president.Is This the Mastermind Behind Russia’s Crimea Grab? | Anna Nemtsova, Eli Lake | March 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
From The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.How to Cure Your Anxiety? Read Henry James’s ‘The Portrait of a Lady,’ Of Course. | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkind | September 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Lorde grew up on the North Shore of New Zealand.Meet Lorde, the 16-Year-Old Singer Poised to Take Over Pop Music | Marlow Stern | July 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Turns out different countries date differently, reports Ella Delany.
“Yes, yes,” cried Ella huskily; and she took a formal-looking letter, that had evidently been hurriedly torn open.
“Yes, yes; I must go,” said Ella huskily; and raising her hands to her face, she would have left the room.
“Yes,” said Ella again abstractedly, as he held her cold hand in his, her face being turned towards the door.
“Pray take me out, Charley,” whispered Ella; and for the first time he noticed her pallor.
The train drew up at a platform, and as Max started back into his seat, the carriage-door opened, and Ella Bedford fainted.