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Tilly

[til-ee] /ˈtɪl i/
noun
1.
Count Johan Tserclaes von
[yoh-hahn tser-klahs fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn tsɛrˈklɑs fən/ (Show IPA),
1559–1632, German general in the Thirty Years' War.
2.
Also, Tillie. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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  • Tilly is just a girl and I didn't tell her or him what to expect down here.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • Tilly was to have gone also at that time, but had found it impossible to get away.

  • The hot color rushed to Tilly's cheeks and the tears to her eyes as she turned away.

  • They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Tilly's face shed a smile that was tender and full of thought.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly are still at their post?

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Tilly echoed the soft little laugh, but she could not dismiss Agnes from her mind.

  • "I'll give the pattern to her," said Tilly, and she pursued her way.

  • From the sudden change of his face, Tilly comprehended the relief that must have swept through him at that moment.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • Tilly saw her mother off on the train to Baxter, the Fergusons' station.

British Dictionary definitions for Tilly

Tilly

/ˈtɪlɪ/
noun
1.
Count Johan Tserclaes von (joˈhɑn tsɛrˈklas fɔn). 1559–1632, Flemish soldier, who commanded the army of The Catholic League (1618–32) and the imperial forces (1630–32) in the Thirty Years' War
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