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  • proper n. A male nickname for James, Jeremy or Jeremiah.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Jemima.


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  • "Oh! Jem, he'll think as I do, ma'am," said Mrs White at once; "it isn't _Jem_."

    White Lilac; or the Queen of the May

  • Without a word Jem took hold of her wrist again and pulled her after him.

    Clockwork Angel

  • Oh, Miss Oliver – must we go for weeks and months – not knowing whether Jem is alive or dead?

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • He locked his arm in Jem's to lead him away in an opposite direction to that in which he saw Mr Carson was going.

    Mary Barton

  • Jem is on DVD but the prices are absolutely insane.

    Why oh why isn't Picket Fences on DVD?

  • I do not know what Monday will do when Jem is gone.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • "I wonder where Jem is tonight," thought Rilla, in a sudden bitter inrush of remembrance.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • Nobody had said a word to him about it – he just remembered himself that Jem used to bring mother the first mayflowers and so he brought them in Jem's place.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • No, Rilla dear, little Jem is not dead, and that you may tie to.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • Besides, she refuses to believe Jem is dead; she will cling to hope and we must all do that.

    Rilla of Ingleside


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