Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Coined in the end of the 19th century from a poetical name for the song thrush.

Examples

  • Mavis Beacon had taught me to put two spaces after a period when I typed and by God, I was a believer in Mavis Beacon.

    2010 January « paper fruit

  • Of the secondary characters, Mavis is a hoot, and I really fell in love with Morris during Promises in Death.

    Promises in Death - JD Robb

  • Mavis Beacon had taught me to put two spaces after a period when I typed and by God, I was a believer in Mavis Beacon.

    there should be only one « paper fruit

  • It's oblivous from this book that as Mavis is Eve's "sister" Morris is her "brother".

    Promises in Death - JD Robb

  • The latest dull twist has my Aunt Mavis getting ticked at me via e-mail for Ghu knows what reason -- I suspect there's some transference going on there due to my mother's situation, as Mavis is visiting her regularly and helping out with things such as getting her to the various doctors when she has to go.

    Sometimes I wake up and wonder what world this is

  • The site, built by Richard Mavis, is a sort of mini-mad-lib machine, which asks you the six basic questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how.

    Seedy Stories

  • I am sitting in the computer lab typing as the five ladies in my intermediate class work on a typing program. for those of you in the know its called Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Its a pretty decent program but now that the ladies are comfortable with it they don't really need my help for the first hour.

    A few random pictures from the last couple months

  • The site, built by Richard Mavis, is a sort of mini-mad-lib machine, which asks you the six basic questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The site, built by Richard Mavis, is a sort of mini-mad-lib machine, which asks you the six basic questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how.

    Seedy Stories

  • Mavis is on retreat, she tells her husband through the crack in the door when he comes home that evening.

    Excerpt: Ordinary Life by Elizabeth Berg

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