(en proper noun
*1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
- Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
*::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
*:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
* 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
- Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
- 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
- 'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
- 'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'
(obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
* 1885', Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni '''hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage. — Sir Richard Burton, ''The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1