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[el-uh-ner, -nawr] /ˈɛl ə nər, -ˌnɔr/
a female given name, form of Helen. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was Elinor, who at seventeen, set the womens solo endurance record by staying in the air alone for 26 hours and 21 minutes.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • John's mother, Elinor, has been treacherous to one of her sons.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • He stopped, waiting for Elinor but Elinor for a person so voluble a little while ago seemed curiously unwilling to speak.

    Young People's Pride Stephen Vincent Benet
  • They had built great hopes on having at least Elinor's company in their disgrace.

  • But I thought that was why you scorned the auto coming out to Cambridge—because you didn't wish to ride with Elinor.

    Brenda's Ward Helen Leah Reed

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