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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Lafayette.


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  • What I am saying, Lafe, is that all the great things America has brought to itself is in very grave danger.

    Census Corrected: Population Shifts to County at

  • But everybody called him 'Lafe' -- after Lafayette, ye see.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • I can tell you this, though, keep sharp watch of a man called Lafe Green.

    The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers

  • Fondly called Lafe in Lagos government circles, Olowolafe has also worked for the Federal Government and some other state governments for over 20 years.

    Thisday Online

  • "Lafe," she exclaimed, "this is Bobbie -- he's come to live with us."

    Rose O'Paradise

  • Jinnie's been workin 'awful hard for years, an' Lafe'd like you to take 'er.

    Rose O'Paradise

  • "Lafe," she said, looking at him appealingly, "the kitty's happy even if he is dead, isn't he?"

    Rose O'Paradise

  • "Lafe," she ventured, wearily, "some time I'm going to tell you everything that's happened since I last saw you, but not to-night!"

    Rose O'Paradise

  • "Lafe," Jinnie said tenderly, drawing the baby away, "I knew you wanted to see him; didn't you?"

    Rose O'Paradise

  • It has always been a great boon to me incidentally to know that the State of Arkansas boasts a town named "Lafe," but I am less happy when I read regional novels, mostly about the southwestern mountain country, and find the village idiot named

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 4


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