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Maxine

[mak-seen, mak-seen] /mækˈsin, ˈmæk sin/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Maxine had been about twelve when Okoochee beckoned Sam Pardee.

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  • The first thing Maxine said as they rode (in a taxi) to the hotel, was: "But the streets are paved!"

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  • Maxine went to the new pressed-brick, many-windowed high school.

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  • At this Maxine laughed a sharp little laugh that was almost a bark.

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  • They used Maxine's powder and dropped it about on the tidy dresser and the floor.

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