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Doolittle

[doo-lit-l] /ˈduˌlɪt l/
noun
1.
Hilda ("H.D") 1886–1961, U.S. poet.
2.
James Harold, 1896–1993, U.S. aviator and general.
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  • “There will be other opportunities for distinction,” said Mr. Doolittle, rather feebly.

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  • Doolittle had little trouble in guessing that this memory was a tender one.

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  • Solange knew something of De Launay and Doolittle now told her more.

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  • It seemed evident that Doolittle, while he had told something, had not told all.

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  • You are found not guilty of striking and assaulting Mr. Doolittle.

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  • Emboldened by the sight of the sheriff, Mr. Doolittle again had recourse to his lungs.

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Doolittle

/ˈduːlɪtəl/
noun
1.
Hilda. known as H.D. 1886–1961, US imagist poet and novelist, living in Europe
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