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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
  • It is that of Dolores, on the hillside southwest of Tacubaya, just beyond Chapultepec.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • 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
  • Dolores wiped her nose with an arm, snorting, as at a pinch of snuff.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • "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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