a person who has a particular devotion to the Virgin Mary.
an adherent or defender of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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How to use Marian in a sentence
Shipstead unravels parallel narratives, Marian’s and that of another woman whose life is changed by Marian’s story, in glorious detail.
The bad luck continues when one of the ship’s young survivors, Marian, grows up to become a pilot—only to disappear on the job.
Ralph isn’t with us anymore, but his family still runs the place, and his wife, Marian, shows up each day for breakfast.Yes, You Can Stay in a Ski Town for Under $100 a Night | eriley | November 12, 2021 | Outside Online
Just before a cloud settled over our camp and limited visibility to about 50 feet, Marian managed to get enough service on her phone to check the forecast.Want to Travel in the Backcountry with Small Children? Rent a Llama. | lwhelan | September 17, 2021 | Outside Online
By now, I bet you’re curious how Robin of Foxley actually performed at Marian’s archery challenge.
Marian Goodman, for example, brought only works by Gerard Richter.
My love affair with the divine, demure, and undeniably sexy Marian Robinson.
When Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, moves to Washington, she'll help redefine the notion of the 'all-American' family.
One plan being discussed is for them to stay in the care of their grandmother, Marian Robinson.
Likewise do not name your dog Marian, Frederick, or Patricia.
Here, therefore, is an undoubted link between the Marian and Elizabethan Churches.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
When Marian paused there was a silence as Sylvia tried to pick out of this long speech something to which she could respond.
Marian was altogether obvious; whereas Mrs. Owen felt the barriers of reserve in Sylvia.
Quite naturally she was comparing the slim, dark-eyed girl at her side with Marian Bassett.
"Blackford—he's my brother—is going to Annapolis," said Marian, thus reminded of her brother's aspirations.
British Dictionary definitions for Marian
of or relating to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus
of or relating to some other Mary, such as Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary I of England
a person who has a special devotion to the Virgin Mary
a supporter of some other Mary
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