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  • proper noun A female given name, a Latinate variant of Dorothy.

Etymologies

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See Dorothy

Examples

  • Though it's possible that you do not know the name Dorothea Lange, you probably know her photographs: the raw, intense gaze of a migrant worker, a mother with two children leaning on her, in 1930s California; the grim man in a San Francisco bread line, as weather-beaten as his slouch hat and worn-out coat.

    Five Best: John Matteson

  • Dorothea is not among the throngs in attendance when The One and Only is laid to rest.

    Girl in a Blue Dress: Summary and book reviews of Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold.

  • A: Dorothea is the anti-sentimentalist in the book.

    Meg Rosoff discusses her second novel Just in Case

  • He assented to her expressions of devout feeling, and usually with an appropriate quotation; he allowed himself to say that he had gone through some spiritual conflicts in his youth; in short, Dorothea saw that here she might reckon on understanding, sympathy, and guidance.

    Middlemarch

  • He assented to her expressions of devout feeling, and usually with an appropriate quotation; he allowed himself to say that he had gone through some spiritual conflicts in his youth; in short, Dorothea saw that here she might reckon on understanding, sympathy, and guidance.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • So then they gat them to their sleeping-berths, and Ralph, contrary to his wont, lay long awake, pondering these things; till at last he said to himself that this woman, whom he called Dorothea, was certainly alive, and wotted that he was seeking her.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • He assented to her expressions of devout feeling, and usually with an appropriate quotation; he allowed himself to say that he had gone through some spiritual conflicts in his youth; in short, Dorothea saw that here she might reckon on understanding, sympathy, and guidance.

    Middlemarch

  • I’m up to the point where Dorothea is telling her sad tale in the presence of the barber, the priest and Cardenio.

    Awards season : Bev Vincent

  • Rather pointedly, he has called her Dorothea, the gift of God; she is already placed in a convent, where she will pray for her parents.

    Cromwell & Wolsey: From 'Wolf Hall'

  • "Let your worship get up," said Sancho, "and you will see the nice business you have made of it, and what we have to pay; and you will see the queen turned into a private lady called Dorothea, and other things that will astonish you, if you understand them."

    Don Quixote

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