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Contemporary Examples of hetty
Edward served on the board of a bank; Hetty invested in U.S. government bonds and railroads.
She was born Hetty Robinson into a wealthy New Bedford, Mass., clan whose tensions undoubtedly shaped her quirky character.
Hetty Green died in 1916, worth some $100 million (about $2.5 billion today).
That dichotomy is intriguing for people: that confidence that Hetty has in herself and in her beloved agents.The Cult of Linda Hunt
September 26, 2011
Historical Examples of hetty
Hetty stood still in the doorway: she felt herself discomfited.
This was not the sort of person he had expected to see in Miss Hetty Gunn.
"The Runs" was, as Hetty had said, one of the loveliest of sea-side places.
The simple truth was that Hetty was not thinking about him at all.
Indeed, I will be a comfort to you, Hetty, if you will only let me.
- the edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable
- freshly cut branches of ornamental trees, shrubs, etc, used as a decoration
Word Origin for green
Old English grene "green, young, immature, raw," earlier groeni, from West Germanic *gronja- (cf. Old Saxon grani, Old Frisian grene, Old Norse grænn, Danish grøn, Dutch groen, Old High German gruoni, German grün), from PIE root *ghre- "grow" (see grass), through sense of "color of living plants."
Meaning "a field, grassy place" was in Old English. Sense of "of tender age, youthful" is from early 15c.; hence "gullible" (c.1600). The color of jealousy at least since Shakespeare (1596); "Greensleeves," ballad of an inconstant lady-love, is from 1570s. Green light in figurative sense of "permission" is from 1937. Green and red as signals on railways first attested 1883, as nighttime substitutes for semaphore flags. Green beret originally "British commando" is from 1949. Green room "room for actors when not on stage" is from 1701; presumably a well-known one was painted green.
Old English grenian (see green (n.,adj.)). Related: Greened; greening.
In addition to the idioms beginning with green
- green about the gills
- green light, the
- green thumb
- green with envy
- grass is always greener