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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOTTY

Dotty was giving an extra touch to her chignon, and Prudy trying on her cap.

"There, she's lost her senses; I knew she would," said Dotty, walking the floor.

"We thought last night she was in danger of her life," said Dotty.

Dotty stood gazing with surprise, and almost forgetting her trouble.

Dotty tried hard to comfort herself, but could not stay comforted.

Dotty unrolled herself from the curtain with a triumphant smile.

But, Dotty, why do you want to go back to auntie's to-night?

Why, Dotty, I've excused you to Mrs. Pragoff, and it wouldn't be polite to go now.

"Just as we got to having a good time," said Dotty, her face in a hard knot.

Dotty, it seems, was feeling very much like a bitter-sour apple.

WORD ORIGIN

1812, "full of dots," from dot (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "silly" is from c.1400, in dotypolle "dotty poll" (i.e. "dotty head"), in which case the first element is from dote (v.).

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