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[soh-nyuh; Russian saw-nyah] /ˈsoʊ nyə; Russian ˈsɔ nyɑ/
a female given name, Russian form of Sophia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next moment a very old woman and a man came into the room with Sonya.

  • She felt that Sonya was speaking the truth, that there was such love as Sonya was speaking of.

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  • Nicholas took the two letters, one of which was from his mother and the other from Sonya.

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  • Sonya had already struck him by her beauty on the preceding day.

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  • The presence of Sonya, of her beloved Natasha, or even of her husband irritated her.

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  • He kissed her hand and addressed her not as thou but as you—Sonya.

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