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  • proper n. A female given name; the English form of Welsh Gwenfrewi.


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  • In the book, Winifred is plain -- homely, even -- but bright, talented, hard-working, and explicitly a very nice girl.

    mrissa: They'll put it on my tombstone: "The book was better."

  • Now and then she called Winifred's name, and listened intently for some response, but none came.

    A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia

  • He knew now exactly what he would do: he would get up early the next morning, gather daffodils and iris and then take the basket to Mrs. Pennell's shed, – take the candy from the molds, fill the box, and setting the box in Winifred's grass basket cover it with flowers; then he would hang it to the knocker of the Pennells 'front door.

    A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia

  • By and by came in Winifred, through the kitchen She came in and stood by the fireplace silent.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • I’d vote for Guenevere Pettigrew, the virginal and unemployed ex-governess who ascends over 24 hours into a glamorous 1930s world of cocktails and evening gowns in Winifred Watson’s sparkling 1938 comedy, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics, 234 pp., $15, paperback), reissued last year along with the movie version.

    The Susan Boyle of Fiction, 70 Years Ahead of ‘Britain’s Got Talent!’ « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • The spring called Winifred's Well is very clear, and so copious, that it yields one hundred tuns of water in a minute.

    Life of Johnson

  • To our thinking, the man's sanity is more moving, more supremely tragic, than even the madness of Winifred, which is the culminating tragedy of the book. '


  • To return round the corner of the landslip and call Winifred was the work of an instant, and, quick as she was in answering my call, by the time she had reached me I had thrown off my coat and boots.


  • The beloved woman here called Winifred (no phantom of an idle imagination, but more real to me and dear to me than this soul and body I call my own) -- this Winifred can only live for you, reader, through my feeble, faltering words; and yet I ask you to listen to the story of such a love as mine.


  • It was the utmost word Winifred's lips could speak.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc


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