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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Prudence.


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  • Where Prue is short, plump, unfashionable, and rather disheveled, her half-siblings are each striking, precise, intense — almost too good to be true, at least at first glance.

    The Secrets of His Succession

  • Two months after the break with Anna, and three weeks after his daughter Prudence and her family accompany her forlorn father on a sailing holiday where he keeps slipping off to take his behind-closed-door phone calls, he calls Prue, as he’ll call the three other kids, and says, “I just wanted to tell you — hmmm … humm … ahhhh — I’ve met a nice Chinese lady.”

    The Secrets of His Succession

  • Phoebe called Prue back when she started toward the crowd gathered around the front door.

    Beware What You Wish

  • Guinivere stood in grave danger of being called Prue, after somebody's grandmother, and Henrietta was to be shortened to Etta.

    Mr. Bingle

  • The 13-year-old schoolgirl, also known as Prue, has been feared slain since at least 2009, when police identified notorious Bega schoolgirl killer Les Camilleri as a key suspect in the case. | Top Stories

  • Prue, that is true that most readers aren’t going to go to youtube to book shop.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Book Trailers 101 — plus WU special offer

  • There were all sounds of pastoral beauty, of a tranquil landscape such as Prue loves -- and which shall be painted as the background of her portrait whenever she sits to any of my many artist friends -- and that pastoral beauty shall be called England; I strained my eyes into the cruel mist that held all that music and all that suggested beauty, but I could see nothing.

    Prue and I

  • "Prue" was Steele's favourite name for his wife; here it means "prude," and no doubt Steele sometimes thought "dear Prue" was unnecessarily and unreasonably particular.]

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • What rendered the situation more piquant, -- Mr. Crowe adds, -- all this took place on the site of old Montague House, where, as St.ele's "Prue" says to St. John in the novel, "you wretches go and fight duels." [

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • One of them is Kalee Prue, 29, who got E. coli O157: H7 from the first bottle of unpasteurized milk she ever drank, in 2008.

    'Raw milk' advocates, health officials step up dispute

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