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  • proper n. A female given name. Alternative spelling of Phoebe.


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  • There was no need for words to answer the question so swiftly asked, for Rose put herself in Phebe's place in the drawing of a breath, and her own pride made her truthfully reply: "No – I could not!"

    Rose in Bloom

  • Two, in fact, for Phebe is a fine girl, and the lads have found it out already if I'm not mistaken, added Uncle Mac, with a nod toward the other room.

    Rose in Bloom

  • Then, startled by the sudden outburst of applause, she hid her face in Phebe's gown and began to sob with fright.

    Rose in Bloom

  • Phebe is the biggest and brightest-looking, and I was always fond of Phebe, but somehow you are so kind of sweet and precious, I really think I must hug you again, and the small youth did it tempestuously.

    Rose in Bloom

  • So, please come – and Phebe is waiting for you, Uncle Alec.

    Rose in Bloom

  • 2597: Keepe you your word Phebe, that you'l marrie me,

    As You Like It (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • "Don't you go to call Phebe 'outside,'" she retorted.

    The Happy End

  • But Babe, baptismally known as Phebe, was engaged in tickling Allyn's toes, with the praiseworthy intention of making him kick the harder.

    Teddy: Her Book A Story of Sweet Sixteen

  • Phebe, which is another emotional impulse to action, later blending itself with the plot.

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • Charlie thought the Chief ought to do better and called Phebe "a siren who had bewitched the sage youth."

    Rose In Bloom


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