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[el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; Italian e-le-nah] /ˈɛl ə nə, əˈleɪ nə; Italian ɛˈlɛ nɑ/
a female given name, form of Helen. Unabridged
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  • It so happened that, acting upon some unspoken yet understood agreement, every one tried to direct Piotr's attention to Elena.

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  • Suddenly, in the silence of the room, Elena was startled by a voice.

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  • Elena Kirillovna reads on calmly, without looking at the nurse.

  • Roma leaned back to Elena and said in an undertone, "That's where he has gone to, isn't it?"

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  • She helps Elena Kirillovna to sit on the bed, holding her up under the arm.

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