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Valerie

[val-uh-ree]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Also Va·le·ri·a [vuh-leer-ee-uh] /vəˈlɪər i ə/, Val·e·ry.
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Examples from the Web for valerie

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Historical Examples

  • Valerie de Ventadour had been but the fancy of a roving breast.

  • Valerie and Reine must have been on the watch, for they hastened forward.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • Weak and good-natured as he was, Valerie was really the one with will.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • And what an echo did those names awaken in the past: Valerie Morange!

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • Terrified by that threat, Valerie had blenched, and had felt her spirit deserting her.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini


Word Origin and History for valerie

Valerie

fem. proper name, French, from Latin fem. of Valerius, name of a Roman gens, from valere "to be strong" (see valiant).

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