fem. proper name, from Greek sophronia, from sophron (genitive sophronos) "discreet, prudent, sensible, having control over sensual desires, moderate, chaste," literally "of sound mind," from sos "safe, sound, whole" + phren "midriff, heart, mind" (see phreno-).
sophronia stood by the bedside, clasping Bilsons hand in a grasp which no writhing could loosen.
"I shall be glad to have a visit from you, sophronia," he said.
"A pleasant journey to you, sophronia," he said, as he closed the door.
I would give a farm, a good farm, to have seen sophronia's face.
"The heaven of love is closed against no one," said sophronia, pointing upward with holy devotion.
Miss sophronia advanced towards the bed, holding up her candle.
sophronia, unseen by her husband, made anxious signs to the speaker to avoid so distressing a topic in the invalid's presence.
But Miss sophronia bore, she declared, no malice to any one.
As sophronia sat looking first at the money then at the printed reward, the fear of detection suddenly came over her.
When they were nearly opposite the old cherry-tree, sophronia spoke.