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  • proper n. A male given name, a French style spelling variant of Frederick


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  • A questioner made the point that Frederic is imperfect physically while Alex comes close to physical perfection.

    Bilodeau's historic gold inspired by his older brother

  • This story made a brief appearance in Frederic Wertham's influential 1954 anti-comic book manifesto, Seduction of the Innocent.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Since I moved to Fredericksburg, I wondered if I should be known as Frederic from Fredericksburg.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love

  • The Frederic was a wonderful old place with slot machines and potted palms and marble columns in the lobby and a gleaming, mahogany-and-brass barroom that was cooled by long-bladed wooden fans.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • Of itself it is sufficient to entitle Frederic to a place in the first rank among generals. "

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)

  • See the whole affair of John XII., p. 134 A new example of the mischief of equivocation is the beneficium (Ducange, tom.i. p. 617, &c.,) which the pope conferred on the emperor Frederic I., since the Latin word may signify either a legal fief, or a simple favor, an obligation, (we want the word bienfait.) (See Schmidt,

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • She recalled Frederic's identification of himself, and after that all was blank.

    The Apartment Next Door

  • His sole ambition seemed to be to pay fabulous sums for giant soldiers, and he showed an inhuman aversion to his son, afterwards known as Frederic the Great, and his daughter Wilhelmina.

    The Tragedy of St. Helena

  • A marquis, M. de Lauzières de Themines, has written a long poem about Frederic, which is printed on the back of the list of "creations," and an artist has painted a portrait of the great man which will be shown to you if you have proved yourself a real gourmet.

    The Gourmet's Guide to Europe

  • A quiet, but obstinate drunken man was knocking at the door of the lower room, antd then stopped and called Frederic, in a low voice, but finding that he got no answer, he sat down on the doorstep, and waited the course of events.

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant


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