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  • proper n. A female given name, feminine form of Francis.


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  • Frances, of “Bedtime for Frances” by Russell Hoban fame.

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  • # posted by frances : February 26, 2007 7:27 PM erin t - those are all my favs too! and thanks Frances!

    Philippe Starck

  • Spisak has identified as a woman and in correspondence by the name Frances Spisak, a name that defense attorneys also used. Chronicle

  • Last month, Cobain, who goes by the alias Frances Rachel Leigh Cook on the social networking site, wrote: "Getting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world."

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  • Frances is clearly deluded that she can buy her grandmother a small house in la (Los Angeles).

    Courtney Love Loses Custody Of Daughter Frances Bean Cobain

  • With allegations of abuse and neglect abound, Frances is now living with her paternal aunt and grandmother.

    Courtney Love Cleaned, Scrubbed, & Disinfected For Art Exhibit

  • Both the July 22nd and August 1st memos were addressed to "FAZ" as in Frances A. Zwenig, chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee.

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  • Frances is a little treasure, a perfect angel in boots.

    Great Joy

  • Consider This: A nickname for Frances, Fran has a punchy image, but it may be too casual as a given name.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • Once they've received the loan, they say either the following verse (quoted in Frances Toor, A Treasury of Mexican Folkways, 1947) or something similar:

    Did you know? Anglo vs. Mexican sayings


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