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Welty

[wel-tee] /ˈwɛl ti/
noun
1.
Eudora
[yoo-dawr-uh,, -dohr-uh] /yuˈdɔr ə,, -ˈdoʊr ə/ (Show IPA),
1909–2001, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
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  • "Won't you go tonight; we will pay the way," insisted the persuasive Welty.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • "You are a poor inveigler," said Welty to Monroe, facetiously.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • "There's going to be a strike on all the papers," replied Welty.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • "An extra levy has been made on the red-lighters," replied Welty.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • So they were standing about him in contemplation when Welty came out of Peter's office.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • "Good, old boy; we must celebrate it tonight," said Welty, in a whisper.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • There was to be preaching at Welty's that day, and a love-feast in the evening.

    Charlie Newcomer Wilbur B. Stover
  • When the evening came, Barry found Welty awaiting him at the caf.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • He made the collegian and Welty known to each other by name only.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for Welty

Welty

/ˈwɛltɪ/
noun
1.
Eudora. 1909–2001, US novelist and short-story writer, noted for her depiction of life in the Mississippi delta. Her novels include Delta Wedding (1946) and The Optimist's Daughter (1972)
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