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Some, like Pete, who McKell has become quite close with, have migrated to and from other types of nomadic communities.
Pete stuck his thumb out at the age of 17 and hitch hiked out of Birmingham, England.
She has been married to the music critic Pete Paphides (“the loveliest man who ever lived”) since 1999.
Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun|Pete Dexter|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Nebraska, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is within striking distance of Republican Pete Ricketts.
One of the first things Pete said was, Do you remember that Maryland fair?Drum Taps in Dixie|Delavan S. Miller
Pete said helplessly to old man Greiffenhagen: "Take me outer this!"Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
The other hesitated, then asked, "Does Pete want Dad to take a gun?"The Shepherd of the Hills|Harold Bell Wright
His father is too important a man in this country for Pete to be harmed.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
He was enraged at her blindness to Pete Cheever's duplicity or her complacency with it.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for pete (1 of 6)
British Dictionary definitions for pete (2 of 6)
- any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
- (in combination)rosebush; rosetree
- a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
- (as adjective)rose paint
- a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
- a gem so cut
Derived Formsroselike, adjective
Word Origin for rose
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Word Origin for rosé
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Idioms and Phrases with pete (1 of 2)
Also, Peter. See for one's (Pete's) sake; honest to god (Pete); rob Peter to pay Paul.
Idioms and Phrases with pete (2 of 2)
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.