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 (sĕl′ĭ-stĭn′, -stīn′, sə-lĕs′tĭn, -tīn)

[German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis, celestial; see celestial.]
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Old Celestine, who works occasionally for me, says she will come stay with me and do my work.
There the French widower had shaded the grave: of his Elmire or Celestine with a brilliant thicket of roses, amidst which a little tablet rising, bore an equally bright testimony to her countless virtues.
of Cicero to the mortuology of the Celestine Fathers, and a barbarian neither in scholastics, nor in politics, nor in rhythmics, that sophism of sophisms.
Xavier Rabourdin fell desperately in love with Mademoiselle Celestine Leprince, then seventeen years of age, who had all the matrimonial claims of a dowry of two hundred thousand francs.
By the end of this time Celestine, alarmed at the non-advancement of her husband, insisted on investing the remaining hundred thousand francs of her dowry in landed property, which returned only a slender income; but her future inheritance from her father would amply repay all present privations with perfect comfort and ease of life.
Celestine sincerely believed herself a superior woman.