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  • Stephen Holden of the New York Times called Dearie a genre unto herself, pursuing a singular career that blurred the line between jazz and cabaret.

    Blossom Dearie: Tiny Voice, Big Impact

  • The act seemed to sober him; he raised his big hand to his brow and looked at "Dearie"; through the confusion of his thoughts he felt he had done some despicable thing.

    Half A Chance

  • Clare Kummer, whose "Dearie" I have so frequently sung in my bath, to the annoyance of all, suddenly turned right round, dropped song-writing, and ripped a couple of hot ones right over the plate.

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories

  • "Dearie," he said presently, "leave that silly mess and come here to me."

    Captivity

  • "Dearie," she hissed, making an affectionate half-coil about Gwendolyn,

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • Also his light and frivolous way of chuckin 'zippy lady stenogs under the chin and callin' 'em "Dearie" didn't help his standin 'any.

    Torchy As A Pa

  • "Dearie," she protested, "this is our honeymoon, to be sure, but don't you think you ought to get after business?"

    Skinner's Dress Suit

  • "Dearie," murmured Diana again, "was she crying because of that big soldier-policeman up north?"

    The Rhodesian

  • "Dearie," he began in a low voice, leading her a little to one side,

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch

  • "Dearie," said the young married man, "I have to go to New York on business.

    More Toasts

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