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(in Dante’s Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy) a symbolic figure developed from the person whom Dante first saw as a child and loved as an ideal of womanhood.
a city in SE Nebraska.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”.
Contemporary Examples

“I was on stage and he walked in,” said Beatrice Hernandez, 43.
Sins of the Fathers Jim DeFede October 1, 2009

When Beatrice [Miller] got voted off and she was sobbing onstage, I wanted to cry.
Khloe Kardashian Odom Dishes Secrets From ‘X Factor’ Ramin Setoodeh December 4, 2012

Shortly after midnight, she and her comely 21-year-old daughter, Beatrice, disappeared.
Fergie’s Latest Flameout Tina Brown May 24, 2010

“A Kennedy, I heard,” Beatrice Cigarini told The Daily Beast as she walked her dog around the perimeter of the castle.
Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century” Barbie Latza Nadeau May 23, 2014

Controversially, Sarah Ferguson was also present with her daughters Eugenie and Beatrice.
Prince Harry Cheers On Team GB To Record Gold Haul, Keeps Distance From Fergie Tom Sykes August 7, 2012

Historical Examples

He wondered if Beatrice was at home, wondered—a thousand things.
The Everlasting Arms Joseph Hocking

Yet there seemed no reason for the invention of Beatrice, if she were not a real person.
Earl Hubert’s Daughter Emily Sarah Holt

The teacher assented, and Beatrice shook hands with her and bade her good-night.
Beatrice H. Rider Haggard

Beatrice privately thought that she would prefer not to know all that rubbish.
Earl Hubert’s Daughter Emily Sarah Holt

Beatrice was proud, and he feared that he had not altogether won her yet.
Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss

fem. proper name, from French Béatrice, from Latin beatrix, fem. of beatricem “who makes happy,” from beatus “happy” (see beatitude).


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  • Beat someone at his or her own game

    Surpass someone in his or her own specialty or undertaking. For example, Jean knew that if she matched the new store’s discount she would keep all her customers and beat the new competitors at their own game. The use of game for any kind of undertaking or scheme dates from the mid-1200s.

  • Beat someone in

    beat someone in verb phrase To initiate someone into a gang by assaulting them: ”When you’re getting ‘beat in’ or ‘quoted’ ”, one female ”G” explained (1990s+ Street gang)

  • Beat someone out

    beat someone out verb phrase To surpass or best someone, esp by a narrow margin: She just beat me out for the job, probably because she had more schooling (1840s+)

  • Beat someone out of something

    beat someone out of something verb phrase To take something away by cheating or fraud: He was so simple they beat him out of his money before he knew it (1880s+)

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