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incognita

[in-kog-nee-tuh, in-kog-ni-] /ˌɪn kɒgˈni tə, ɪnˈkɒg nɪ-/
adjective, adverb
1.
(of a woman or girl) incognito.
noun
2.
a woman or girl who is incognita.
Origin of incognita
1660-1670
1660-70; < Italian; feminine of incognito
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  • A novel by him, incognita, was published anonymously at the beginning of 1692.

    The Age of Dryden Richard Garnett
  • Congreve, when he wrote incognita , took the drama as his model.

  • She preserved her incognita completely so far as the public was concerned, and also kept herself free from all private calumny.

    The Battle of The Press Theophila Carlile Campbell
  • Mademoiselle Madeleine now determined to remain in Paris incognita.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The repast below stairs was no sooner finished, than Elinor flew back to summon the incognita to descend for exhibition. '

  • She had not made an incognita; chance had done this for her, and she had simply accepted it.

  • Not until then did Miss Rothesay pause to consider further about this incognita, arrived in such a singular manner.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • One specimen, incognita, deserves a word of mention as the first work of the youthful Congreve.

    The Age of Dryden Richard Garnett
  • The incognita coloured at this abrupt demand, but remained silent.

  • The unknown ship immediately betrayed its incognita by hoisting the British flag.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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