[mar-ee-uh n, mair-]
- Francis,the Swamp Fox, 1732?–95, American Revolutionary general.
- a city in central Ohio.
- a city in central Indiana.
- a city in E Iowa.
- a city in S Illinois.
- a male or female given name.
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Examples from the Web for marion
One of the last great rascal pols, Marion Barry left his mark—for good and ill—on Washington, D.C., and the country.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry
November 23, 2014
Meanwhile, his grandfather was named Marion—also the birth name of John Wayne.‘Archer’ Season 6 Preview: Cast and Crew on Rebranding and Dropping ISIS
October 27, 2014
From H.L. Mencken: The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and published by The Library of America.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
Marion Barry, the former four-time mayor of Washington D.C., notorious for being filmed smoking crack, is the archetypal survivor.
Editor's Note—Marion Barry died around midnight on Nov. 22, 2014 at United Medical Center in Washington.
As M'Ilraith was now in a strong hold, Marion pursued him no further.
Gen. Marion had rallied a troop there, and checked the pursuit.
So indeed was Marion Wilbur, and she had enjoyed teaching Gracie.
It came in a letter from Mrs. Marion Dennis not long after Gracie's return.
"That'll be a great comfort to Marion," he said, and he threw back his head and laughed.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
Word Origin and History for marion
fem. proper name, French, a diminutive of Marie (see Mary).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper