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[luh-ret-uh, law-, loh-] /ləˈrɛt ə, lɔ-, loʊ-/
a female given name, form of Laura.
Also, Lorette
[luh-ret, law-, loh-] /ləˈrɛt, lɔ-, loʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Loretta is to learn housework and have a little garden of her own, and particularly play out of doors in the sunshine.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Loretta took a run and jump into the heaving mass of the gentler Division.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • And this afternoon Loretta Higgins had—well, I don't know whether it was a sort of fit or just a temper.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • The tears of Loretta, and the comforting by Daisy, had lost him some sleep.

  • Her cousin Loretta hadn't married, and some folks allowed she'd run away some day yet with young Buck Falin.

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