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Valéry

[va-ley-ree]
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noun
  1. Paul [pawl] /pɔl/, 1871–1945, French poet and philosopher.
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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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  • In the latter group the St. Valery apple, so often referred to, is an illustration.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Ah, Miss Valery, I wish you were a man, and could vote for us!

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Agatha glanced at her husband, who stood talking to Miss Valery.

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • "He shall be—your husband will write," interposed Miss Valery.

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Miss Valery's eye caught the writing; Nathanael gave it to her.

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)


British Dictionary definitions for valery

Valéry

noun
  1. Paul (pɔl). 1871–1945, French poet and essayist, influenced by the symbolists, esp Mallarmé. He wrote lyric poetry, rich in imagery, as in La Jeune Parque (1917) and Album de vers anciens 1890–1900 (1920)
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Word Origin and History for valery

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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