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a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “flowery.”.
Contemporary Examples

The Independent praised the “sharp, witty writing, packed with life and colour that bursts through in Anthea Bell’s translation.”
This Week’s Hot Reads The Daily Beast December 21, 2010

Historical Examples

Jane burst into tears, but Anthea, though pale and frantic, was dry-eyed.
The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit

When I went down to breakfast, Anthea and Lizette were already in the dining-room.
The First Mate Harry Collingwood

Anthea woke the Psammead with laborious gentleness to put the question.
The Story of the Amulet E. Nesbit

Anthea Merril looked at him with suppressed apprehension in her eyes.
Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss

And there, in the midst of all the ruin, stood poor little Anthea, a most forlorn and pathetic-looking object.
The First Mate Harry Collingwood

Anthea looked at him again, with a spot of color in her cheek.
Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss

Anthea says the stairs were of white marble, but I am not sure.
The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit

He appeared to expect some expression of approval, and Anthea laughed.
Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss

So he tried to help Anthea, which was very good of him, but not much use to her.
The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit


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