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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Euphemia.


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  • "Phemie"; she certainly _was_ a distant kinswoman, but _not_, he repeated to himself, a cousin; he hoped she had not noticed his familiarity.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • "Phemie," said Dolly, quietly, "you have not frightened _me_; so you haven't the least need to trouble yourself, my dear."

    Vagabondia 1884

  • "Phemie," he said, not unkindly, though the word brought tears to her eyes, for it was the first time that anyone had called her by the old childhood name since the night that Martin died -- "Phemie, you should not stint yourself in fires.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • "Phemie," she said, with a touch of pardonable anxiety, "ill as I look,

    Vagabondia 1884

  • "She's been awfu 'quate a' mornin ', Phemie," said Annie, going into her neighbor's house.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • Then Annie, stealing to the window and lifting the curtain a little at the side, gazed sideways up the row, reporting to Phemie everything that happened.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "Keep in, Annie," Phemie admonished as they both craned their necks to look up the row as she saw Walker turning to face Mag.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "Betty," he added, turning to the amazed Mrs. Gallup, just then appearing at the living-room door, "tell Louise her A'nt 'Phemie is here, will you?"

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • My Aunt Phemie was with him at Mr. Robert Thompson's school in Heriot Row, and she says he was an awful young blackguard, playing with the keelies all he could and gossiping with the cabmen on the rank.

    The Judge

  • Supper was brought in by two maids, Eppie and Phemie, and with them came old Lauchlinson, the butler.



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