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Monroe

[muh n-roh] /mənˈroʊ/
noun
1.
Harriet, 1861?–1936, U.S. editor and poet.
2.
James, 1758–1831, 5th president of the U.S. 1817–25.
3.
Marilyn (Norma Jean Baker or Mortenson) 1926–62, U.S. film actress.
4.
William Smith ("Bill"; "The Father of Bluegrass") 1911–96, U.S. musician, singer, and songwriter.
5.
a city in N Louisiana.
6.
a city in SE Michigan, on Lake Erie.
7.
a town in SW Connecticut.
8.
a city in S North Carolina.
9.
a town in S Wisconsin.
10.
Fort. Fort Monroe.
11.
a male given name.
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  • He felt it more keenly, that the eyes of Monroe were on him.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Well,” remarked Monroe, as he witnessed this maneuver, “what is it?

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Monroe eyed him narrowly for an instant, and then tossed away the cigar.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He addressed some gallant words to Judithe, and then turned to Monroe.

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  • “Captain Monroe, I want a word with you,” and his tone was a challenge in itself.

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British Dictionary definitions for Monroe

Monroe

/mənˈrəʊ/
noun
1.
James. 1758–1831, US statesman; fifth president of the US (1817–25). He promulgated the Monroe Doctrine (1823)
2.
Marilyn, born Norma Jeane Mortenson. later Norma Jeane Baker, sometimes spelled Norma Jean, 1926–62, US film actress. Her films include Niagara (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Some Like It Hot (1959)
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