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- proper n. A female given name, a feminine form of John, via Latin Johanna.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman's close cap, worn in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
- n. A familiar name for a country girl.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This Joan is an energetic, ordinary, irritating lass in all ways but one: her belief.
Republique! my Joan is a great democrat or rather will be.
& must pay dear rent. vivè La Republique! — my Joan is a great democrat or rather will be. did you ever read Harriss life of Cromwell?
Tudor too obviously joyed in Joan's presence, too obviously laid himself out to amuse and fascinate her with his own glorious and adventurous personality.
Joan is severely brain injured and will undoubtedly have a long and stormy medical course.
He had wondered if his belligerent love declaration might have aroused some womanly self-consciousness in Joan, but he looked in vain for any sign of it.
In connection with this, Jack London's meaning to me and many others may be summed up in Joan London's statement:
Everything was ready for the start, but he lingered on, spending much time in Joan's company and thereby increasing the dislike Sheldon had taken to him.
It doesn't occur to Roger that Joan is not the young secretary at Sterling Cooper he's just screwing anymore, that maybe she would want to have this baby.
This was a cool experience because there are a lot of bands that Joan is really influenced by like the Stones which she is obsessed with and just sort of obvious.
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