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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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  • Their challenge to America brought forth the Monroe Doctrine.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • We have no satire yet on militarism, or imperialism, or the Monroe doctrine.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Deponent answered that he was very little acquainted with any body, but thought Mr. Monroe a most virtuous and respectable man.

  • Herman, Ibbotson, and Monroe seized him, and dragged him back into the room.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • This, however, would not be a valid excuse for Monroe's course as a representative of his government.

    James Madison Sydney Howard Gay
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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