- a female given name, form of Theresa.
Also Tes·sa [tes-uh] /ˈtɛs ə/.
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Examples from the Web for tessa
Tessa will eventually meet her mother, Alex (Malin Akerman), though that might take a while.‘Homeland,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and More: Where We Left Off
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The show stars a teenager named Tessa, forced by her dad to leave New York City for so-called suburban bliss.My Real-Life ‘Suburgatory’
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Tessa Jowell Former Olympics Minister, offered a settlement.Inside the Shadowy World of Phone-Hacking
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Like her mother, Tessa, she now writes, including a novel, The Man With the Dancing Eyes.
Tessa, a writer and contributing editor to Tatler, suffered bouts of depression and alcoholism.
Yet it would be brutal—it was impossible—to drive Tessa away with harsh words.
That roaming man, she thought, might aid her: she would not mind talking of Tessa to him.
Tessa took up her bowl and lantern, and closed the door behind her.
Tessa did not like those words, even though Tito was smiling.
“This is my baby,” said Tessa, seating herself close to Baldassarre.
- Tax Exempt Special Savings Account; a former (available 1991–99) tax-free savings scheme
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