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[luh-ret-uh, law-, loh-] /ləˈrɛt ə, lɔ-, loʊ-/
a female given name, form of Laura.
Also, Lorette
[luh-ret, law-, loh-] /ləˈrɛt, lɔ-, loʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Loretta took a run and jump into the heaving mass of the gentler Division.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • Loretta was marooned so far from the Live Ones that she couldn't wig-wag for Help.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • The doctor and I have been giving Loretta Higgins's nerves our most careful consideration.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Even in the case of Loretta Higgins he found something pleasant to say.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • This lady lived with the Queen of Spain, and was called Loretta.

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