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Doris

1

[ dawr-is, dohr-, dor- ]

noun

  1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
  2. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”


Doris

2

[ dawr-is, dohr-, dor- ]

noun

  1. an ancient region in central Greece: the earliest home of the Dorians.
  2. a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.

Doris

1

/ ˈdɒrɪs /

noun

  1. Greek myth a sea nymph


doris

2

/ ˈdɒrɪs /

noun

  1. slang.
    a woman

Doris

3

/ ˈdɒrɪs /

noun

  1. a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
  2. the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Doris1

C20: from the girl's name Doris

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Example Sentences

To unlock flow, however, we must leave our comfort zones, involving pain and struggle, Doris says.

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Don’t spend too much time in flow, Doris recommended, even for your job.

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You got back-cover blurbs on your new book from James McPherson, Amanda Foreman, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

It just teleports you to 1776 and forces everyone not named Doris Kearns Goodwin to piece it together as it goes.

Sure, our inner Doris Kearns Goodwin relishes spotting the words “based on a true story” in a Hollywood production.

Why then has Doris Kearns Goodwin chosen to take up the story again?

"We cannot say where, due to security precautions," his secretary, Doris Bautista, told reporters in Caracas.

This day several of the officers and midshipmen of the Doris accompanied us to dine at the governor's, at half-past four o'clock.

To-day we left the house on shore, and are again at home on board the Doris, with all our invalids much better.

He saw himself sitting beside the fireplace poring over one of Doris Cleveland's books.

And he did not have to strain himself intellectually to understand that Doris Cleveland was the outstanding factor in this change.

None of these first undertones of the spring symphony went unmarked by Doris Cleveland.

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