Dorothy [dawr-uh-thee, dor-] Examples noun

  1. a female given name, form of Dorothea.

Dix [diks] noun

  1. Dorothea Lynde [lind] /lɪnd/, Dorothy, 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
  2. Otto,1891–1969, German painter and printmaker.

Examples from the Web for dorothy Contemporary Examples of dorothy

  • Dorothy Parker once noted that “the only ‘ism’ Hollywood cares about is plagiarism.”

    Trustafarians Want to Tell You How to Live

    Joel Kotkin

    October 31, 2014

  • In 1940 he married Dorothy Spence and soon had two young sons, Jim and Chris, to support.

    The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum

    Robert Ward

    July 19, 2014

  • You almost feel like she carried something with her from the Dorothy Parker generation.

    Colin Firth and Emma Stone Remember Comedy Legend Elaine Stritch, Who Passed Away Today at 89

    Marlow Stern

    July 17, 2014

  • When the Delle Donna’s daughter, Dorothy, turned 15, Medrano testified, she bought the girl a dog.

    Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?

    Olivia Nuzzi

    March 17, 2014

  • “I would disappear in a puff of smoke and then reappear,” a former Dorothy recalled during her return to the Land of Oz.

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road…to North Carolina

    Nina Strochlic

    February 12, 2014

  • Historical Examples of dorothy

  • I don’t see yet how Kirkwood got anything to do with Dorothy.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • “Dorothy will be with me,” Mrs. Hallam answered for her, with cold defiance.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • “You have no time to waste with him, Dorothy,” said the woman coldly.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • “There’s no need to say more, Mr. Kirkwood,” Dorothy informed him quietly.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Dorothy presently joining them, Brentwick led the way to the door.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Word Origin and History for dorothy Dorothy

    fem. proper name, from French Dorothée, from Latin Dorothea, from Greek, literally “gift of God,” from doron “gift” (see date (n.1)) + fem. of theos “god” (see Thea). With the elements reversed, it becomes Theodora. The accessory called a Dorothy bag is so called from 1907.

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