Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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A medieval vernacular form of Letitia.

Examples

  • He recalled Lettice condescendingly; she did not stir his pulses, appeal to his imagination.

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  • "Lettice," she exclaimed, "only you and I, besides your father, know that Hubert is the same as Master Manners.

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  • "Lettice," exclaimed the other, "could I think this of thee?

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  • "Lettice," she said softly, "my dear little girl, I hope we shall be happy together!

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  • PIECES OF EIGHT LAB THEATRE, performances of "Lettice and Lovage," by Peter Shaffer. 8 p.m.,

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  • I mean, when I read about little Hector, George, Inigo, and Alfred welcoming sister Poppy, or imagined Lettice, Beatrice, and Agatha gathered around the cradle of baby brother Atticus, I nearly abandoned this blog to rush off and write a series of adventure tales starring these lovely siblings.

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  • Where did Miss Lettice Ward catch her 50lb salmon?

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  • While there is now proof that Lettice and Leicester were lovers before her husband's death, the fact Lettice was pregnant on their wedding day was proof that they certainly hadn't waited for the marriage vows.

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  • Lettice didn't stop there, after Leicester's death in 1588, she waited only a matter of months before taking her next husband, Sir Christopher Blount, a young courtier who was twelve years her junior.

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  • It was more than ten years before Lettice was allowed to set foot at court.

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