Doe, John


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doe, John (Law) The fictitious lessee acting as plaintiff in the common-law action of ejectment, the fictitious defendant being usually denominated Richard Roe. Hence, a fictitious name for a party, real or fictitious, to any action or proceeding.
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  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “What little Jack does not learn, big John will never.”


John Doe - John Doe is a name given to an unidentified male who may be party to legal proceedings, or to an unidentified person in hospital, or dead. Jane Doe is the female equivalent.


In literature:

Why, good John, what does that mean?
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Not less so does the passage, John xii.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
It does not now seem so selfish for me to want what it is better for John to give.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
Why, then, does John say, "We have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren"?
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Marriage is a contract, to which there are two constracting parties, John Doe and Richard Roe.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The history of the United Provinces does not close with John de Witt and William III.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
John Doe pretends to be the real plaintiff, and Richard Roe the real defendant.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
The new Earl, John, the victim of 1600, does not come into public notice till 1592, when he was elected Provost of Perth.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
But the admiration of Miss Johns does not touch her; it never calls a tear to her eye.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
What does he want, John?
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various

In poetry:

Not so does John the tale repeat:
He saw, for he was there,
Mary anoint the Master's feet,
And wipe them with her hair.
"Mary" by George MacDonald
And it is syd, when men be mett,
Six can doe more then three:
And they have tane Litle John,
And bound him fast to a tre.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
Saint John too tells us, that if any man
Beholds a brother troubled and distrest,
And does not give him all the help he can,
The love of God dwells not in such a breast.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
An' saw ye nae wee John Tod, John Tod,
O saw ye nae wee John Tod;
His bannet was blue,
His shoon maistly new,
And weel does he keep the kirk road, John Tod,
O weel does he keep the kirk road.
"John Tod" by Carolina Oliphant
John A. Calhoun, my Joe John, the terror of your name
Does not extend beyond the walls which for your own you claim;
So drop your haughty airs, John, and lay your wattle low,
And people will esteem you more, John A. Calhoun, my Joe.
"John A. Calhoun, My Joe John" by David John Scott
"The cramberries is drippin-sweet," says Mother, runnin' on,
P'tendin' not to hear me;--"and somehow I thought of John
All the time they was a-jellin'--fer you know they allus was
His favour--he likes 'em so!" Says I, "Well, s'pose he does?"
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

' John Doe ' in '87 Ariz.
Second ' John Doe ' comes forward in Stillwater slaying case, says stabbing victim molested him.
'You have to be true to the songs' A pre-Twangfest interview with John Doe .
Jewel stars as the Man in Black's partner, with Conroy and John Doe playing her mother and uncle, respectively.
Frances Conroy, X's John Doe Join Lifetime's June Carter Cash Biopic.
John Doe and Frances Conroy.
Barrett Defends Milwaukee Record, Presses Walker for John Doe Answers.
MILWAUKEE--The John Doe Investigation has been grabbing headlines for months as former associates of Governor Walker--from his time as Milwaukee County executive--have faced charges.
But John Doe is unapologetic—in fact downright proud—to still be fronting seminal L.A.
Singer-songwriter Marvin Etzioni teamed up with vocalist John Doe to record the fired-up rock track "Grapes of Wrath," which will appear on Etzioni's fourth solo album Marvin Country.
Disney Hopes John Carter Doesn't Become " John Doe ".
This explainer has been updated with new developments in the John Doe investigation, including a guilty plea by a former Walker aide.
The man, known only as John Doe #175, remains unidentified.
John Doe Club members.
Cooley trying to unmask ' John Doe ' blogger who has criticized the school.

In science:

But the question is this: Does the fact that the predictions of quantum theory are correct in experiments of this kind actually show that information must be transferred over spacelike intervals? The usual arguments that connect these experiments to nonlocal action stem from the work of John Bell .
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
John Doe plans to travel from Montreal to New York.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
John Doe was found guilty of the murder. (2) The court found John Doe guilty of the murder of Jane Doe last August and sentenced him to life.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
As another application, we construct a finitely generated gr oup Γ which acts faithfully on the circle, but which does not admit any faithful C 1 action, thus answering in the negative a question of John Franks.
Dynamical forcing of circular groups
In the light of the John-Nirenberg inequality, it is not surprising that the required “extra” factor ρa (Kφ ) does not depend on the exponent p ∈ [1, ∞).
Sharp constants for composition with a bi-Lipschitz measure-preserving map