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[Dutch dou] /Dutch daʊ/
[Dutch gey-rahrt] /Dutch ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
Dou, Gerard.


or Douw, Dow

[dou] /daʊ/
[gey-rahrt] /ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1613–75, Dutch painter: pupil of Rembrandt. Unabridged
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  • Douw assented, and inwardly thought that fortune had been extraordinarily kind to his niece.

    The Purcell Papers Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Poor Ophelia could scarce have been sadder than we feel, Douw, at your going.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Were you going away, Douw, without coming to see me--to say good-by?

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I am glad to be able to speak freely to you, Douw, for you are nearest to me of all that are left.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • We are to keep each other company as much as possible, she and I, while her husband and Douw go off together.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • "I have not said you were not right, Douw," she answered, with saddened slowness.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • If you are servant to Douw Fonda, nevertheless you think like a great lady.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • Schalken and Douw strained every nerve to force open the door; but all in vain.

  • In the early days Douw's Point on the right bank, a few miles below Albany, was the head of steamboat navigation.

  • "Tush, foolish girl," said Douw, whose sensations were anything but comfortable.

    J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for Douw


/daʊ; Dutch dɔu/
Gerard (ˈxeːrɑrt). 1613–75, Dutch portrait and genre painter
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