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[droo-sil-uh] /druˈsɪl ə/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She could almost hear her cry, "Don't leave me, Drusilla, don't leave me!"

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • Look at Drusilla Pinner cross her feet, an' her a church-member, too!

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • Captain Hewes went away that night Drusilla's accepted lover.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • Drusilla was called a nurse, but that was just a habit people had.

  • And Drusilla lay there, crying softly, a lonely American mothered by this indomitable old woman of France.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • I stayed with his son Nathaniel; his wife was named Drusilla.

  • Drusilla, aged five, has been to my door to enquire if the children may play with their dolls in the house.

    Le Petit Nord Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • She was trying every scheme to get him away from Drusilla Osborn.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • And by the expression in his eyes Mrs. Procter understood that this wish of Drusilla's should not be denied.

    Suzanna Stirs the Fire Emily Calvin Blake
  • Drusilla Osborn was first, then Lettie Burley, an alto, came next.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
Word Origin and History for Drusilla

fem. proper name, Latin fem. diminutive of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celtic word meaning literally "strong" (cf. Old Celtic *dru- "oak," also "strong").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Drusilla in the Bible

third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12:1-4, 20-23). Felix, the Roman procurator of Judea, induced her to leave her husband, Azizus, the king of Emesa, and become his wife. She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come" (Acts 24:24). She and her son perished in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, A.D. 79.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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