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  1. Shirleyadverb


  2. Shirleynoun

    An English habitational surname

  3. Shirleynoun

    (rarely) transferred from the surname.

  4. Shirleynoun

    transferred from the surname. Popular from the 1920s to the 1950s.

  5. Etymology: English place name form scir + leah.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shirleynoun

    the bullfinch


  1. Shirley

    Shirley is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 7,211 at the 2010 census. The town has a well preserved historic New England town center and is home to two state prisons, including the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. The remains of a Shaker village are located on the prison grounds.

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    Song lyrics by shirley -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by shirley on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Shirley' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3614

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shirley in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shirley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Shirley in a Sentence

  1. Sabrina Owens:

    We knew we wanted to have certain gospel artists like The Williams Brothers and Pastor Shirley Caesar, and there were other people who called us wanting to participate.

  2. Debbie Howell:

    From January 8 to the end it just kind of went up and down, there were days that we were really optimistic that Shirley Meek were going to get through, but Shirley Meek lungs kept failing more and more each day.

  3. Ronald Rhames:

    My heart is broken. Shirley was like an angel on Earth. Her life mission was caring for others.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    The fight of black women has always been fueled and grounded in faith and in the belief in what is possible, we have always built the future that we can see, and believe in, and fight for. It's why Sojourner spoke. It's why Mae flew. It's why Rosa and Claudette sat. It's why Maya wrote. It's why Fannie organized. It's why Shirley ran. And why I stand here as a candidate for President of the United States.

  5. Debbie Howell:

    The nurse put my mom's head on my dad's shoulder. And she walked over and she rubbed my dad's shoulder and said' Dick, you can go now. Shirley's waiting for you,' and within minutes, he was gone.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. usurious
    • B. bonzer
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. commensal

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