American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Curtis, Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1851-1857). He resigned in protest after the Dred Scott decision.
- n. An English surname, originally a nickname for a refined or courtly person.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- n. English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)
- From Old French corteis and curteis (Modern French courtois ("polite")), meaning courteous. (Wiktionary)
“CURTIS BURCH: In 1971, Curtis moved to Nashville in search of a musical career.”
““MegaMommy” Barbara Curtis is a mother of twelve (biological and adopted), Montessori teacher, and author of many books, who has thought deeply about applying Montessori principles to parenting.”
“Lisa Curtis is a Senior Research fellow on South Asia at Washington's Heritage foundation.”
“Laveranues Coles, a 10-year veteran who played with the Bengals last year (and under Mangini with the Jets) and Kevin Curtis, a seven-year veteran who was with the Eagles the last three seasons, are possibilities. —”
“Curtis 'first wife was actress Janet Leigh of "Psycho" fame; actress Jamie Lee Curtis is their daughter.”
“Kevin Curtis, another speedster, tries to regain his pop after hernia surgery.”
“Curtis is survived by his wife, equestrian Jill Vandenburg, whom he wed in 1998, and his five children.”
“Designer Dustin Curtis chronicled his own battles for better sleep, concluding that “all you really need to survive and feel rested is the REM phase”.”
“The secondary could be as good as any the Longhorns have fielded under Brown, with impressive cover corners in Curtis Brown, Chykie Brown and Aaron Williams.”
“But, of course, that never came close to happening; Nimoy was hired to direct, Bennett wrote the script, the cast was assembled — with Robin Curtis taking over a Saavik from Kirstie Alley — and the filming began.”
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