Examples from the Web for hortense
Hortense has long been shrouded in mystery and critical contempt, in part because so little is known about her.
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
A certain attenuated memory of the faithless Hortense made him wince even yet.The Honorable Percival|Alice Hegan Rice
Josephine engaged a cottage at Aix for herself and Hortense.Hortense, Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
Moreover, the young empress, although dejected and grave, was by no means so sorrowful and miserable as Hortense expected.
While Josephine was weeping over her divorce at Malmaison, Hortense was seeking one for herself.
The little box of incense lay at the back of the drawer where Hortense had expected to find it.The Cat in Grandfather's House|Carl Henry Grabo
British Dictionary definitions for hortense
Word Origin and History for hortense
fem. proper name, from Latin Hortensia, fem. of Hortensius, a Roman gens name, related to hortus "garden" (see yard (n.1)).