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1. (Biography) Also: Bride or Brigid 453–523 ad, Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: Feb 1
2. (Biography) Also: Birgitta ?1303-73, Swedish nun and visionary; patron saint of Sweden. Feast day: July 23
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(ˈbrɪdʒ ɪt)

Saint, Brigid, Saint.
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Noun1.Bridget - Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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[ˈbrɪdʒɪt] NBrígida
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A short description of squire Allworthy, and a fuller account of Miss Bridget Allworthy, his sister.
Miss Bridget Allworthy (for that was the name of this lady) very rightly conceived the charms of person in a woman to be no better than snares for herself, as well as for others; and yet so discreet was she in her conduct, that her prudence was as much on the guard as if she had all the snares to apprehend which were ever laid for her whole sex.
The girl's name was Bridget Royce, a somber and even sullen type of beauty, and she looked at him darkly, as if in doubt, and said, "Do you want me to hide you?" Upon which he only laughed, leaped lightly over the stone wall, and strode toward the farm, merely throwing over his shoulder the remark, "Thank you, I have generally been quite capable of hiding myself." In which proceeding he acted with a tragic ignorance of the nature of women; and there fell on his path in that sunshine a shadow of doom.
Bridget Royce remained as if in a trance, staring at the sunlit garden in which a man had just vanished like a fairy.
"Do you mean that girl Bridget Royce?" asked Morton, drawing his frosty brows together.
"Miss Irwine told Bridget to take her lunch upstairs," said Carroll; "she can't leave Miss Anne."
Tell Bridget to say I'll go up and see Miss Anne presently.
An' Bridget ain't ever goin' to do a tap of work again.
Bridget used to remain long hours in holy contemplation, and St.
Lady Bridget, in the complete absence of male heirs, either direct or collateral--a most extraordinary circumstance--came in for everything.
BRIDGET (Renee Zellweger) careens at high speed towards her 43rd birthday without a wedding ring on her finger, in Bridget Jones's Baby (tomorrow, Channel 5, 9pm).
Who's the daddy?: Bridget Jones Renee Zellweger pictured with Emma Thompson) can't be sure

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