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Word Origin and History for wilhelmine

Wilhelmine

adj.

1931, "pertaining to the reign of Wilhelm II," emperor of Germany 1888-1918, from German Wilhelm (see William).

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Examples from the Web for wilhelmine

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  • Wilhelmine looked at her lover with the eyes of an astonished child.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • A peremptory order from de Naarboveck had caused Wilhelmine to descend.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • Wilhelmine's statements were impressing de Loubersac less and less favourably.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • This mother was as unpleasant to behold as her son was the contrary, thought Wilhelmine.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • De Loubersac did not speak: mechanically he fitted his step to Wilhelmine's.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre