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Erma

[ur-muh] /ˈɜr mə/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • "You'll get on the scrub, sure," cried Erma in her high excited tones.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Erma and Mame in company with Berenice walked on down the corridor.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • "If that is a joke, it is in horribly bad taste," was Erma's retort.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • She did not dare to say this to Mellie, Erma, or the older girls.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • One evening, Erma and Mame took the girls to task on this matter.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • "Erma asked me to come down for some hot chocolate," suggested Hester.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Erma had this power in a great measure, and Hester, to some extent.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • She wondered how Erma knew of her day-dreams for she had mentioned them to no one.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • "I do not know when Erma is complimenting me," said Mellie as she followed.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • "Let us go to the Philo Hall on the third floor," cried Erma.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird

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