- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for sylvia
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Sylvia insisted that Ted move out and he complied, going to stay in London.
It was sad that my first visit to Court Green, which Sylvia had described so enthusiastically, should be after her demise.
On the television screen in her small Paris flat, Sylvia carefully followed the events in Munich.
Sylvia went on to read articles in other newspapers, and they left a bitter taste in her mouth.
Sylvia shuddered, but had not power to turn away her white face from his gaze.Sylph Etherege
It will soon be as Sylvia says; thee's right, and mother is right.
De Courcy is tired of the masquerade, and Sylvia is tired of seeing it.
The boy is more than half right; I am sure Sylvia thinks so too.
Sylvia sighed, and there was a weariness in her voice which did not escape her father's ear.
Word Origin and History for sylvia
fem. proper name, literally "inhabiting woods," from Latin silva "wood, forest" (see sylvan).
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