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chérie

[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/
noun, plural chéries
[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
dear; sweetheart: used in referring to or addressing a woman or girl.
Can be confused
chérie, cherry.

Cherie

or Cheri

[sher-ee] /ˈʃɛr i/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • cherie, you have stolen it and hold it fast in this little palm I kiss!

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • cherie,” and Jeanne returned the caress that Madame bestowed upon her.

    A Daughter of the Union

    Lucy Foster Madison
  • I am not used to such things, cherie, and it will take some time for me to get over them.

    A Daughter of the Union

    Lucy Foster Madison
  • cherie told me,” answered Jeanne her 191 heart sinking at his expression.

    A Daughter of the Union

    Lucy Foster Madison
  • I have been thinking of cherie, and of what a mixture she was of tenderness and vindictiveness.

    A Daughter of the Union

    Lucy Foster Madison

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