To see details on the word
Florence Nightingale
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale said she was inspired by a recurring divine calling experience.
  English nurse and statistician who advanced nursing and is remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
 Mark word for later review on this computer
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
  • Florence Nightingale said she was inspired by a recurring divine calling experience.
  • Either that or you’re getting some weird Florence Nightingale complex."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • When she was eighteen, inflamed by a biography of Florence Nightingale, she enrolled as a student nurse at St. Rose’s Hospital in Great Bend, Kansas.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In the first place it is larger, with a wide front room and two bedrooms in back, one of which resembles a hospital scene from Florence Nightingale’s time, as it is chock-full of cots under triangles of mosquito net for the family surplus of girls.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

  • Show more
  • She attempts one of those confessional smiles, the sort usually seen in reverent portraits of Florence Nightingale.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Compared with other historical figures in medicine, such as Pasteur or Schweitzer or Florence Nightingale, Virchow isn’t very well-known.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • There are people who say that Miss Florence Nightingale does not have a refined nature, or she would not have been able to witness such degrading spectacles without impairing her health.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Florence Nightingale shrieked aloud in her agony.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Is that the one in which Florence Nightingale appears on the battlefield like an angel, or is it the poem that likens Admiral Nelson to a Greek god?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I said, in my Florence Nightingale voice, "Dolores, I don’t mean to come between you and Dad.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Show more again
  • She has come as Florence Nightingale, her hero.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • However, thanks to the toils of those obscure women in the past, of whom I wish we knew more, thanks, curiously enough to two wars, the Crimean which let Florence Nightingale out of her drawing-room, and the European War which opened the doors to the average woman some sixty years later, these evils are in the way to be bettered.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • [* See CASSANDRA, by Florence Nightingale, printed in THE CAUSE, by R. Strachey.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   Florence Nightingale [7] , Eleanor Roosevelt [7] , Susan B. Anthony [8]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   History, Human Behavior, Medicine, Religion - Christianity
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading