- a female given name, form of Dorothea.
- Dorothea Lynde [lind] /lɪnd/, Dorothy, 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
- Otto,1891–1969, German painter and printmaker.
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Examples from the Web for dorothy
Dorothy Parker once noted that “the only ‘ism’ Hollywood cares about is plagiarism.”Trustafarians Want to Tell You How to Live
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In 1940 he married Dorothy Spence and soon had two young sons, Jim and Chris, to support.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
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You almost feel like she carried something with her from the Dorothy Parker generation.Colin Firth and Emma Stone Remember Comedy Legend Elaine Stritch, Who Passed Away Today at 89
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When the Delle Donna's daughter, Dorothy, turned 15, Medrano testified, she bought the girl a dog.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?
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“I would disappear in a puff of smoke and then reappear,” a former Dorothy recalled during her return to the Land of Oz.Follow the Yellow Brick Road…to North Carolina
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I don't see yet how Kirkwood got anything to do with Dorothy.
"Dorothy will be with me," Mrs. Hallam answered for her, with cold defiance.
"You have no time to waste with him, Dorothy," said the woman coldly.
"There's no need to say more, Mr. Kirkwood," Dorothy informed him quietly.
Dorothy presently joining them, Brentwick led the way to the door.
Word Origin and History for dorothy
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