[ hawr-tens ]
/ ˈhɔr tɛns /
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a female given name.
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Hortense has long been shrouded in mystery and critical contempt, in part because so little is known about her.Sight Unseen: Cézanne’s Mysterious Wife|Lizzie Crocker|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1903, he married Hortense Mitchell, the daughter of a Chicago banker.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But whether the story is true or not, certainly Napoleon always has the greatest affection for Eugne and his sister Hortense.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
It was not a bad match for Hortense Mancini, whose father was but a petty Roman knight.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
A certain attenuated memory of the faithless Hortense made him wince even yet.
It was white rose, a perfume forever associated with the perfidious Lady Hortense!
And still, without encouragement or nope, I went on loving Hortense Dufresnoy.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for Hortense
/ (French ɔrtɑ̃s) /
See (Eugénie Hortense de) Beauharnais
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