(en proper noun
* 1962 Jane Trahey, Life with Mother Superior , page 4:
- What I needed was an exciting name and I would give myself one. I was reading a book where the heroine's name was Adrienne. I printed that as my first name. Now what would go well with Adrienne? I peered over my shoulder at the little girl in back of me. Her name was Mary Frances Carroll. Frances...I thought. No, that's not exotic enough. Francine. Francine.' That was beautiful. I printed in: ' FRANCINE .
From (etyl), from (etyl) Franceise, feminine form of Franceis, from .
(en proper noun
, feminine form of Francis.
* c.1590 William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost : Act III, Scene I:
- Armado . Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.
* 1883 , Heart and Science , Chatto and Windus, page 227:
- Costard''. O! marry me to one Frances : I smell some ''l'envoy , some goose, in this.
* 1961 , Owls Do Cry , ISBN 072510029X, page 97:
- "My name is Frances'. Don't call me Fanny!" "Why not?" "Because it's too absurd to be endured! What does the mere sound of Fanny suggest? A flirting dancing creature - plump and fair, and playful and pretty! - - - Call me ' Frances - a man's name, with only the difference between an i and an e. No sentiment in it, hard, like me."
- My other sisters had interesting names. There was Francie, that was Frances , and though she wore slacks and my father seemed angry with her, I thought she was some relation to Saint Francis, who, I believed, kept animals in his pocket and took them out and licked them, the way Francie licked a blackball or acid drop, for pure love.
* 1967 , Eric A. Nordlinger, The Working-class Tories , page 236:
* 1998 , Shanny Peer, France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore (ISBN 0791437108), page 2:
- The malaise of French politics has commonly been interpreted as a product of a deep-seated conflict between the ‘two Frances ’.
* 2013 , Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives (ISBN 1136277218), page 48:
- Although scholars have offered different chronologies and causalities for the move toward modernity, most have resolved the paradox of the two Frances by placing them in sequence: "diverse France gave way over time as modern centralized France gathered force."
- Was it the end of the long conflict between the two Frances ? Yes and no.