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Bernardine

[bur-ner-din, -deen] /ˈbɜr nər dɪn, -ˌdin/
adjective
1.
of or relating to St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
2.
of or relating to the Cistercians.
noun
3.
a Cistercian.
4.
Also, Bernadine
[bur-nuh-deen] /ˈbɜr nəˌdin/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
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  • If I should sue to you upon my bended knees to be mine, Bernardine, would you not turn from him for me?

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • The next day when he called, Bernardine again met him at the door.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • As she reached the threshold, Bernardine stood rooted to the spot at the spectacle that met her gaze.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • "I do not propose to marry you," replied Bernardine, rising haughtily from her seat.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • "But I do not want to go to sleep to-night," added Bernardine in the next breath.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • Doctor Gardiner's coming had been to Bernardine as the sun to the violet.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • Attempt to force Bernardine Moore into this hateful marriage, and it will be at your peril.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • And you feel in your heart the truth of what I say—that I am innocent, Bernardine?

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • By this time Bernardine's eyes had become accustomed to the dim, uncertain light.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • "I want to intercede with you for poor Bernardine Moore," she said, simply.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
British Dictionary definitions for Bernardine

Bernardine

/ˈbɜːnədɪn; -ˌdiːn/
noun
1.
a monk of one of the reformed and stricter branches of the Cistercian order
adjective
2.
  1. of or relating to this branch of the Cistercians
  2. of or relating to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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