Sybil

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Sybil (plural Sybils)

  1. prophetess; hag.
    • Jane Eyre: by Charlotte Brontë - 1850
      ... tranquil enough as I entered it, and the Sybil — if Sybil she were, was seated snugly enough in an easy chair at the chimney-corner.

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Sybil

  1. A female given name, the most popular spelling variant of Sibyl since the 19th century.
    • 1845 Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, Book 3, Chapter 5:
      "I beg your pardon," said Egremont blushing; "I was reading your name. I thought I was reading it to myself. Sybil Gerard! What a beautiful name is Sybil!" "My mother's name," said Gerard; "and my grandame's name, and a name I believe that has been about our hearth as long as our race; and that's a very long time indeed," he added smiling, "for we were tall men in King John's reign, as I have heard say."

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