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  1. Dorothy(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    Pistol. Then to you, Mistress Dorothy; I will charge you. / Doll Tearsheet. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion.

    Etymology: The English form of Latin Dorothea, the name of a legendary (and possibly fictitious) saint, from Ancient Greek Δωροθέα ( Dōrothéa ) , from δῶρον ( dôron , " gift") + θεός ( theós , " god") .


  1. Dorothy

    Dorothy is a comic opera in three acts with music by Alfred Cellier and a libretto by B. C. Stephenson. The story involves a rake who falls in love with his disguised fiancée. It was first produced at the Gaiety Theatre in London on in 1886. After a rocky start, it was revised and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre later that year and then transferred to the Lyric Theatre in 1888, where it played until 1889. The piece had an initial run of 931 performances, breaking the record for the longest-running musical theatre production in history and holding this record until the run of the musical play A Chinese Honeymoon in the early 1900s. Dorothy also toured in Britain, America and Australia and enjoyed numerous revivals until at least 1908. The piece was popular with amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, until World War II. The show's hit songs included the ballad "Queen of My Heart", "Be Wise In Time", "Hark For'ard!", "With A Welcome To All", and "The Time Has Come."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dorothy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dorothy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Simon Darwen:

    The role is written how Hemingway would have liked to have been seen. The womanizing and drinking, that's true, but the action, the military stuff it's a 'Boy's Own' portrayal, rawlings is a guy who is very jaded and very tired and his job is taking a toll on him. But there is love for Dorothy. He convinces himself he can't have her and his work, so he makes the choice. To be so awful to her so that she pushes him away.

  2. Jack Gridley:

    None of Dorothy Lane Market's science, it's just a wild turkey guess.

  3. Judy Garland:

    Time won’t stop and life won’t stand still. But I have a feeling that if I just look backward once in a while at Dorothy, if I am off beat in any way, I’ll get back on the soundtrack again. . . .

  4. Abbot James Wiseman Day:

    In a nutshell I think Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton clearly recognized that to be a faithful member of the church, it includes and even requires being concerned with issues that go beyond the church door, it's not only possible, but also proper, for a Catholic or a member of any other religious tradition to be concerned with justice, peace in the world, understanding of other faiths and concern for the environment. [Pope Francis] is putting on record that what he’s doing is not all that new.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    When I think about why I'm doing this, I think about my mother, Dorothy, i think about all the Dorothys, all over America who fight for their families, who never give up. That's why I'm doing this, that's why I've always done this, for all the Dorothys.

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