noun, plural dol·lies.
verb (used with object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), dol·lied, dol·ly·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for dolly
In one incident, a worker missed 119 days of work after being caught between a container and dolly.A Temp Worker Died on the Job After FedEx Didn’t Fix a Known Hazard. The Fine: $7,000.|by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism|December 23, 2020|ProPublica
“Songteller” hits its stride when it gets to ’70s crossover pop star Dolly.‘Dolly Parton, Songteller’ is a gold mine of little-seen photos and personal anecdotes|Allison Stewart|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Next came Dolly, after a big sorrel mare; and Paul, after a freckled pinto; and so on down the line.
When I credit her for discovering Jennifer Lawrence in casting her as Ree Dolly, she smiles bashfully, before backpedaling a bit.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So Sinatra simply chartered Dolly her own Learjet for the twenty-minute flight to Las Vegas.
"It is hot and it is ready," says Bernice Michaud, who has been waitressing at Dolly's for over a quarter century.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal|Jane & Michael Stern|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dolly Parton, although rumored to be heterosexual, certainly has a big place in the gay world.Is Gay Singer Steve Grand Really Country Music’s Frank Ocean?|Hugh Ryan|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gilbert was not at all satisfied with the promise Dolly had given to his father; he thought himself slighted and ill-used.
I would rather go to church with Dolly in homespun, than ride in a carriage beside that shrivelled piece of tanned leather.
This last remark recalled poor Dolly's grief, and she fell to crying worse than before.
You had better go to him, Dolly, and bid him good bye, before he takes the team to the field.
And the team moved on, and poor Dolly, more ashamed of her errand than ever, went into the house.
British Dictionary definitions for dolly
noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
Cultural definitions for dolly
The first mammal successfully cloned — Dolly, a sheep — was born in 1996 in Scotland as the result of work by biologist Ian Wilmut (see clone). The procedure that produced Dolly involved removing the nucleus from an egg cell and placing the nucleus of an adult sheep's mammary cell into it. Further manipulations caused the egg to “turn on” all genes and develop like a normal zygote. (See totipotency.)