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Irma

[ur-muh] /ˈɜr mə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Erma.
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  • Irma was still going to school, when, one day, the place was sold up.

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  • He accompanied them, forgetting Irma Becot against the 'line.'

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  • For a moment Irma relapsed into her reverie, then she said, smiling: 'Dash it all!

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  • Since he and Irma had resided in the avenue, they met, it was said, on their old footing.

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  • But at that moment Irma Becot appeared, and stopped in front of the buffet.

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  • Cecile Moineaud was indeed there, together with the younger girl, Irma.

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  • At this, Irma, but eight years old and tender-hearted, began to cry.

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  • It would be unfair to little Irma; after all, he is her half-brother.

Word Origin and History for Irma

fem. proper name; see Emma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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