Presently Louis rose with a nod to us and offered his arm to Constance, and they strolled away along the river wall.
At that moment Constance appeared and grew pale and rosy by turns as Louis bent over her small gloved fingers.
Constance asked me if I had seen the ceremonies at the Lethal Chamber.
mid-14c., "steadfastness," from Old French constance "steadfastness, permanence" (14c.), from Latin constantia (source of Italian costanza, Spanish constancia), noun of action from constantem (see constant (adj.)). Obsolete since 17c. except as a given name for a girl, which enjoyed a mild popularity in U.S. c.1945-1955.