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Catherine Lemay is impressed by neither the myth nor the reality when she arrives in Montana in the summer of 1956.The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel|Wendy Smith|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A case study would be your Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.
Catherine kept the boy, at great personal cost to herself, and she is never totally sure she has done the right thing.
Catherine also seems to relish the danger and violence of her job.
Throughout the show, Catherine cries freely, unlike the other tough broads of crime.
Catherine likes everybody—of a certain sort—and everybody likes Catherine.'Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Who would comfort Catherine, and who would bring up his son when he grew beyond his mothers control?The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
“Archie has shown himself a most artistic sly-boots,” said Catherine.The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted|Katharine Ellis Barrett
To Catherine de' Medici—perhaps justly—has been given the credit—or infamy, if you will—of its conception and execution.
Great was Catherine's surprise, when she raised her eyes, and beheld Philip.
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Word Origin and History for catherine
fem. proper name, from French Catherine, from Medieval Latin Katerina, from Latin Ecaterina, from Greek Aikaterine. The -h- was introduced 16c., probably a folk etymology from Greek katheros "pure." The initial Greek vowel is preserved in Russian form Ekaterina.
As the name of a type of pear, attested from 1640s. Catherine wheel (early 13c.) is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, legendary virgin martyr from the time of Maximinus who was tortured on a spiked wheel. Her name day is Nov. 25. A popular saint in the Middle Ages, which accounts for the popularity of the given name.