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or Bessy

[bes-ee] /ˈbɛs i/
a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was wandering disconsolately on the shore when Bessie approached him.

  • But it was for Bessie Stuart, fallen into the hands of these brutal men.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • He should have said my sister,” Bessie returned—“when she treats you to such flights as that.

    Lady Barbarina Henry James
  • It's the Bessie, the Bessie Watson, or something of that kind.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • Bessie (Staring eyes, hair loose, back against railings; calls out).

    One Day More Joseph Conrad
  • But I do like it, Bessie; though you couldn't expect me to like any other name as well as yours.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic

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