from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bertha.


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  • He must have lost his head a little for Robert's mother was called Berthe in the first act and Rosalie in the third.

    Musical Memories

  • One in the middle arch, divided from the so-called Berthe by a king, was more especially interesting to Durtal because it was like Verlaine.

    The Cathedral

  • All Paris sang "Berthe" to me; the criticisms in the papers, the felicitations of my friends, the praise of the public, all meant Berthe -- Berthe with her arms about me, Berthe on my breast.

    A Chair on the Boulevard

  • "Berthe," she said, "read something out of the newspapers for me, so that I may still know sometimes what is happening in the world."

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.

  • In 1868 Manet met Berthe Morisot, an aspiring young artist from a well-to-do family.

    Still Turning Black to Light

  • Four are here, including the bust-length "Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets" 1872—dressed in black, her tousled brown hair escaping from a beribboned black hat, a black scarf around her neck, the violets a swish of purple.

    Still Turning Black to Light

  • At PNB thus far, only a few interpreters of the key pantomime roles—Giselle's mother, Berthe; Albrecht's noble fiancée, Bathilde; and Giselle's hopeful suitor, Hilarion—rendered their mimologues with grace and inflection of gesture; the rest looked rote and colorless.

    From the Northwest Emerges a New 'Giselle'

  • He was thinking of the fifteen-mile ride before him that afternoon, to the windward side of the island, and of Berthe, the pretty half-caste daughter of Lafi re, the pearl-trader, who was waiting for him at the end of it.


  • He put on the gloves with a fireman from the Berthe in a scheduled four-round bout at the Folies Bergères, and was knocked out in the second round.


  • Gervinho flicked the ball past the defender Ousmane Berthe with a deft backheel and then sprinted 30 metres into the opposing penalty area to score just before half-time.

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