Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and neighboring Togo.

Etymologies

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Anglicized form of Adèle, the French equivalent of Adela.

Examples

  • On the other hand, the fact that Adele is now onside with bringing down Rossum is also an interesting change of events -

    2009 December « Show Me SciFi

  • I don't know what the future holds for the piece I wrote, but until I figure that out, it's in Adele's trustworthy hands.

    This & That on writing

  • Adele is an artist — she paints pictures so tiny they require headset magnification to make out what's going on in them.

    Kurt Loder Reviews Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche, New York’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • Even a bit more exciting (though I have heard Adele is beside herself) is a quote on the back from the early days of dgr scribbles and lots more about us on pages 16, 17 and 18.

    The Bookaholics' Guide to Book Blogs

  • ‘If you call Adele a horror,’ retorted Vandeloup, coolly, ‘I am certainly going to revive her, so you had best sit down and hear me to the end, for you certainly will not turn me from my purpose.’

    Madame Midas

  • Nine and a half months later, Teresa gives birth to a perfect baby girl she calls Adele Claire.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • 'If you call Adele a horror,' retorted Vandeloup, coolly, 'I am certainly going to revive her, so you had best sit down and hear me to the end, for you certainly will not turn me from my purpose.'

    Madame Midas

  • Adele is an emerging soulful British singer-songwriter in the Amy Winehouse mold, and already she’s had several hit singles in the UK.

    Weekly Mishmash: June 8-14 : Scrubbles.net

  • “Mr. Windwood, would you please tell me the name of Adele’s first husband?”

    WRECKED

  • Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, themselves nominated for album of the year, just called Adele's "the greatest record ever" as he was interviewed on the red carpet, so pity the competition.

    Grammy awards 2012 – live coverage

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