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[duh-lawr-is, -lohr-] /dəˈlɔr ɪs, -ˈloʊr-/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “sorrows.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lovely Dolores Valois listens meekly to her husband's plans.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Dolores asked, and her mother leaned forward with polite interest.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Dolores stood motionless before the window, undazzled, like a statue of ivory and gold in a stone niche.

    In The Palace Of The King F. Marion Crawford
  • (Down c., sarcastically to Dolores) A pretty speech, Senorita!

    The Ghost Breaker Paul Dickey
  • "It is far, Madam," observed Mendoza, who suspected at once that she wished to see Dolores.

    In The Palace Of The King F. Marion Crawford
Word Origin and History for Dolores

fem. proper name, from Spanish Maria de los Dolores, literally "Mary of the Sorrows," from plural of dolor, from Latin dolor "pain, sorrow."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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