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Katherine

[kath-er-in, kath-rin]
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noun
  1. a female given name: from the Greek word meaning “pure.”
Also Kath·a·rine, Kath·ryn, Kath·rynne [kath-rin] /ˈkæθ rɪn/.
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  • Yesterday she had teasingly boasted to Katherine that Austin was in love with her.

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    William J. Locke

  • But Katherine put her hands before her face and shrank back.

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    William J. Locke

  • After a while he remembered his appointment with Katherine at three o'clock.

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    William J. Locke

  • "For heaven's sake, child, make up your mind quickly," said Katherine.

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    William J. Locke

  • "I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.

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    William J. Locke


Word Origin and History for katherine

Katherine

fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.

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