Sylvia


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sylvia

(ˈsɪlvɪə)
n
(Animals) any of the songbirds belonging to the genus Sylvia
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Sylvia

[ˈsɪlvɪə] NSilvia
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References in classic literature ?
The old chambermaid, Sylvia? It is very improbable.
So festina lente, my destined Sylvia, festina lente!
It was given me by Sylvia Ward, whose portrait hangs yonder; and I meant to wear it in my bosom at our wedding.
The crushed and dried petals stirred, and assumed a deepening tinge of crimson, as if the flower were reviving from a deathlike slumber; the slender stalk and twigs of foliage became green; and there was the rose of half a century, looking as fresh as when Sylvia Ward had first given it to her lover.
To this day I do not know whether in any given instance it was the champion of Chloe or of Sylvia that carried off the prize for his fair, but I dare say it does not much matter.
Gounod had conducted the Funeral March of a Marionnette; Reyer, his beautiful overture to Siguar; Saint Saens, the Danse Macabre and a Reverie Orientale; Massenet, an unpublished Hungarian march; Guiraud, his Carnaval; Delibes, the Valse Lente from Sylvia and the Pizzicati from Coppelia.
Consider a few of the reproductions of the last few months: Ashton's 1952 Sylvia, Balanchine's 1965 Don Quixote, Fyodor Lupokhov's 1935 The Bright Stream, and Petipa's first great success, his 1862 The Pharaoh's Daughter, with its marvelously ornate Romantic story.
PHILIP Scott, 59, has seen mum Sylvia's savings dwindle amid spiralling care bills since she learned in 2011 she had vascular dementia and Alzheimer's.
I WANT to pay tribute to Sylvia Saville who recently passed away.
SYLVIA CAFFERKEY was recently presented with the Sefton Citizens 4 Good Award at Bootle Town Hall.