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Dix   /dɪks/   Listen
Dix

noun
1.
United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887).  Synonyms: Dorothea Dix, Dorothea Lynde Dix.



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"Dix" Quotes from Famous Books



... Thomas Fuller; il est ne en Afrique, et ne sait ni lire ni ecrire; il a maintenant soixante-dix ans, et a vecu toute sa vie sur la plantation de M^{me} Cox, a quatre milles d'Alexandrie. Deux habitans respectables de Pensylvanie, MM. Hartshom et Samuel Coates, qui voyageoient en Virginie, ayant appris la facilite singuliere que ce noir avoit pour les calculus les plus compliques, ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916 • Various

... populous town for me, inhabited by quaint little people, each living in his own snug house; the Little People of Roulette. Not a number on the board but his face was familiar to me; I would have known him if I had met him in the street. There was sly, thin, dark little Dix, always sneaking up on tiptoe when you did not want him, and popping out behind your back. Business-like, successful, bustling Onze; tactless but honest Douze; treacherous yet fascinating Treize; blundering Seize; graceful, brunette Dix-Sept; and the faithful, friendly Vingtneuf; ...
— The Princess Passes • Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

... dix ans, que la gouvernante faisoit passer pour sa niece, en depit de la medisance, vint ouvrir; et comme nous lui demandions si l'on pouvoit parler au chanoine, la dame Jacinte parut. C'etoit une personne deja parvenue a l'age de discretion, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 • Various

... Histoire des dix Vizirs (Bakhtyar Nameh) Traduite et annotee par Rene Basset, Professeur A l'ecole superieure des ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Dix" :   reformist, crusader, reformer, social reformer, meliorist



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