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  • proper n. A surname. Originally a nickname for a merry person.
  • proper n. A female given name from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mary and Mercy.
  • proper n. A male given name, a diminutive of Meredith.


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  • "What fun I'll have over there," thought Jill, watching the merry scene with intense interest, and wondering if the little girls she saw were as nice as Molly and Merry.

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  • If you're a marketer and care about the political correctness of the phrase "Merry Christmas", you've already lost. News

  • However much she fooled and flirted, he had an unshakable faith in her cleanness and sweetness, and if he continued to let her alone, to get fed up with what she called the Merry-go-round, she would one day come home and begin all over again.

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  • Just eight retailers are left on the group's list of " Washington D.C. favor using the phrase "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays" according to a according to an article in Politico: News

  • Out of the 125 bikers traveling to Brownsville, Olen Merry is the only Vietnam P.O.W. He met most of the riders on Sunday, and he is proud to be honored with his fellow veterans.

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  • The best way to take in Merry Wives of Windsor is via Giuseppe Verdi!

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  • Heck, I'll even write in "Merry Christmas" (or whatever holiday you like!) and throw in a signed bookmark.

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  • Merry is often interchangeable with gay: a merry disposition; a merry party; it suggests, even more than the latter, convivial animated enjoyment.

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  • But it seems that hunting is making something of a comeback in Merry Olde England.

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  • Merry is sexually adventurous and surrounded by gorgeous, powerful males, most of whom want her badly.

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