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  • proper noun A female given name, variant of Lauretta, Italian diminutive of Laura; or a form of Loreto.


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  • Loretta is a serial truant who skulks behind a curtain of hair.

    Tonight's TV highlights

  • Loretta is coming off a season in which he collected 208 hits and finished third in the National League with a .335 batting average.

  • IF Mark Loretta is out with pneumonia, but he and his wife, Hilary, were able to celebrate the birth of their first child, Frank Morris. - National League

  • Mark Loretta is hitting .404 since joining the Astros on Aug. 31 in a trade with the Brewers ... - Stakes, drama are high out west

  • Loretta is a solid middle infielder but had some trouble at third base last season. - National League Central

  • Chatter: Infielder Mark Loretta is hitting .404 since joining the Astros on Aug. 31 in a trade with Milwaukee. - Young pitchers will keep Astros from falling

  • When we each had a couple of chapters, I called Loretta Barrett, who had been my editor at Doubleday on the last book.

    Here We Go Again

  • I hear that the girl Loretta is suspected of knowing more about this unfortunate tragedy than she is willing to impart.

    The Filigree Ball

  • But she was a woman and could not help glancing back, and, meeting my dubious look, she broke into an arch smile and naïvely added this remark: Loretta is a busybody ashamed of her own curiosity.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Loretta is in that box, and being more than a little scared of the police, was glad to let her anxiety and her fears overflow into a sympathizing ear.

    The Filigree Ball


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