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)
References in classic literature ?
She was quick in feeling the little injuries to Isabella, which Isabella never felt herself.
asked Isabella in the plaintive tone which just suited her father.
Papa, if you speak in that melancholy way, you will be giving Isabella a false idea of us all.
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.
Even you, Nelly, if we have a dispute sometimes, you back Isabella at once; and I yield like a foolish mother: I call her a darling, and flatter her into a good temper.
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.
His new source of trouble sprang from the not anticipated misfortune of Isabella Linton evincing a sudden and irresistible attraction towards the tolerated guest.
Isabella was very sure that he must be a charming young man, and was equally sure that he must have been delighted with her dear Catherine, and would therefore shortly return.
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.