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  • But "Missie" as we called her, not at all discouraged, gave all her attention to the one pupil who continued, and besides, the studies were divided between the Bible and secular studies.

    Unwritten History

  • But "Missie" had been to college, and she was ready with any proposition in advance studies.

    Unwritten History

  • "Missie," she said, "my dear, ye just show your ignorance: for there's nothing so hard to take a good set as a fine muslin; and the maist difficult is aye the maist particular, as ye would soon learn if ye gave yoursel 'to ainy airt."

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • She dropt her lighted pipe on the floor, hustled and scraped and curtsied to the gentle lady over and over, and caressed the beautiful little 'Missie' with emotions which bordered on questionable kindness.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • "Missie," said the ill-favoured messenger below, fixing his one eye upon her poor sorrow-stricken face, and yawning.

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  • "Missie," sighed Anna's maid, "see Mahs 'Chahlie dah? stan'in' on de woodworks o 'dat big gun?"

    Kincaid's Battery

  • "Missie," sighed the old woman, "y'ain't neveh in yo 'life stopped to think dat niggehs is got feelin's, is you?"

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • Marie "Missie" Vassiltchikov or Ursula von Kardoff ( "Diary of a Nightmare"), to recognise Evans's complete denial of a moral dimension as tendentious.

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  • It was shortly after Melissa "Missie" Stredney's first lab section that her unusual behavior began.

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  • (Our first butcher very nearly lost her custom, I remember, once and for ever by calling her "Missie," and giving her a message to take back to her mother.

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