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 (sĭ-sēl′yə), Saint Third century ad.
Christian martyr traditionally regarded as the patron saint of music.
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(Biography) Saint. died ?230 ad, Roman martyr; patron saint of music. Feast day: Nov 22
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(sɪˈsil yə)

Saint, died A.D. 230?, Roman martyr: patron saint of music.
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A girl, whose bed was at the inner end of the room, sighed under the heavy heat of the night--and said, in peremptory tones, "Is that Cecilia?"
"I can tell you one thing, Cecilia," she said; "you shan't beat ME in generosity.
In the disposition of the beds, Miss de Sor was placed between Cecilia on the right hand, and Emily on the left.
Cecilia stole on tiptoe to the door--looked out, and listened--closed the door again--and addressed the meeting with the irresistible charm of her sweet voice and her persuasive smile.
With a grace all her own, Cecilia dived under the bed, and produced a basket of jam tarts, a basket of fruit and sweetmeats, a basket of sparkling lemonade, and a superb cake--all paid for by general subscriptions, and smuggled into the room by kind connivance of the servants.
Gentle Cecilia, sitting on the floor surrounded by good things, left it to the ingenuity of others to decide whether the baskets should be all emptied at once, or handed round
Cecilia, when you have done devouring those tarts with your eyes, take that pair of scissors
(Miss de Sor, allow me to apologize for the mean manner in which this school is carried on; the knives and forks are counted and locked up every night)--I say take that pair of scissors, Cecilia, and carve the cake, and don't keep the largest bit for yourself.
'You are not, Cecilia Jupe,' Thomas Gradgrind solemnly repeated,
According to Cecilia, family members have yet to finalize the burial date for her daughter since they are still waiting for the arrival of her husband, Rey, who works in Saudi Arabia as a supervisor of airport personnel.
Cecilia Comia does not consider herself an entrepreneur.
They were a gift from the only son of seven children born to Irving and Cecilia Goto of Chicago.