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gora

/ˈɡɔːrə/
noun
1.
(Hinglish, informal) a White or fair-skinned male
Word Origin
C21: from Hindi
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  • gora Dwight was deep and subtle but there was no doubt that she was honorable.

    Black Oxen

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora Dwight, after the fashion of other successful authors, had recently bought a house.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora Dwight caught the crest of the wave and sold three hundred thousand copies of "Fools."

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora Dwight had no beauty, but she never passed unnoticed in a crowd, even if unrecognized.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora Dwight had an extraordinary knowledge of men for a woman to whom men did not make love.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora Dwight had told him that he must learn to "externalize his emotions," and he felt that here was the supreme opportunity.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The others, expressing their congratulations in various keys, soon followed, and Clavering was left alone with gora.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora watched him from her ottoman, where she sat stark upright, as usual, and smoking calmly.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • He told her that he had promised gora Dwight the evening before to ask her permission to announce their engagement.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • gora made up her mind at once that she would waste no more ingenuity to stop this marriage.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

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