- a female given name, form of Alice.
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Examples from the Web for alison
When his agent asked if he missed his wife, his mind flashed to an image of Alison.
Her relationship with him had failed, Alison told Cole, because he reminded her of their dead son.
Alison, meanwhile, had gone to a yoga retreat with her hippy-dippy mother.
Most critically, the split perspectives of Noah and Alison need to marry more elegantly.
And yet, could Alison Grimes go around the state bragging about this?Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout
November 5, 2014
Alison resists, however, not out of virtue, but because she prefers Nicholas.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
But, as he says, Macaulay and Alison are still bulkier; yet they sell.Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes
And all the time they were dressing, Alison was telling the others what they were to say and do.The Magic World
Aunt Alison never would have written of it like that, if it had been.'
Aunt Alison wouldn't mind your taking her in the morning for once.
- sweet alison another name for sweet alyssum
- small alison a rare compact annual, Alyssum alyssoides, having small yellow flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
altered from alyssum
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Word Origin and History for alison
fem. proper name, from French Alison, a diminutive of Alice.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper