Persis

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Examples from the Web for persis

Historical Examples of persis

  • Persis and I stood stock-still, feeling as if we couldn't bear it.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

  • Persis and I had turned away, so she couldn't see we were crying.

    A Christmas Posy

    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

  • Then he lifted the latch, and met a warm welcome from his wife Persis.

    The Gold that Glitters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • There was nothing wanted to be done that Mis' Persis could not do.

    Poganuc People

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • "You wouldn't ever forget it if you did," said Mis' Persis, oracularly.

    Poganuc People

    Harriet Beecher Stowe


Word Origin and History for persis

Persis

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Persis, literally "a Persian woman," related to Perses "Persian" (see Persian).

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