Isabella


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Isabella

(ˌɪzəˈbɛlə) or

Isabel

n
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. a greyish-yellow colour
b. Also: Isabelline (as adjective): an Isabella mohair coat.
[C17: from the name Isabella; original reference uncertain]

Isabella

(ˌɪzəˈbɛlə)
n
(Biography) original name Elizabeth Farnese. 1692–1766, second wife (1714–46) of Philip V of Spain and mother of Charles III of Spain
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Noun1.Isabella - the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
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References in classic literature ?
Woodhouse, who could not be induced to get so far as London, even for poor Isabella's sake; and who consequently was now most nervously and apprehensively happy in forestalling this too short visit.
She was quick in feeling the little injuries to Isabella, which Isabella never felt herself.
"And do you see her, sir, tolerably often?" asked Isabella in the plaintive tone which just suited her father.
Weston, and generally both, either at Randalls or hereand as you may suppose, Isabella, most frequently here.
As for Isabella, she has been married long enough to see the convenience of putting all the Mr.
Set two tables here, Ellen: one for your master and Miss Isabella, being gentry; the other for Heathcliff and myself, being of the lower orders.
She took her post before the urn; and Miss Isabella came, summoned by the bell; then, having handed their chairs forward, I left the room.
'I'm not envious: I never feel hurt at the brightness of Isabella's yellow hair and the whiteness of her skin, at her dainty elegance, and the fondness all the family exhibit for her.
Linton had not only abjured his peevishness (though his spirits seemed still subdued by Catherine's exuberance of vivacity), but he ventured no objection to her taking Isabella with her to Wuthering Heights in the afternoon; and she rewarded him with such a summer of sweetness and affection in return as made the house a paradise for several days; both master and servants profiting from the perpetual sunshine.
Here Catherine and Isabella, arm in arm, again tasted the sweets of friendship in an unreserved conversation; they talked much, and with much enjoyment; but again was Catherine disappointed in her hope of reseeing her partner.
Thorpe!" and she was as eager in promoting the intercourse of the two families, as her young charge and Isabella themselves could be; never satisfied with the day unless she spent the chief of it by the side of Mrs.
The progress of the friendship between Catherine and Isabella was quick as its beginning had been warm, and they passed so rapidly through every gradation of increasing tenderness that there was shortly no fresh proof of it to be given to their friends or themselves.