• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shirley (Zoöl) The bullfinch.
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  • Katharine Hepburn
    “The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.”


In literature:

Shirley and Joy went into Shirley's Shop and sat there for an hour, hoping he might pass.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
Governor Shirley, of Boston, showed Mr. Franklin a plan, drawn up in England, for conducting the war.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
By the author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," etc.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Shirley made him her pet, and he made Shirley his playmate.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
PRESERVED IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, PLYMOUTH: a Play attributed to Shirley, a Poem by N. BRETON, and other Miscellanies.
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
Thomas Shirley, of Seven Oaks; and that in the evening, by the Rev.
"The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, January, 1835" by Various
Yes, Shirley was her daughter.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The same reason prevented him from going to his old friend Shirley.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
Do not you agree with me, that it is the best thing he could do, both for himself and Mrs Shirley?
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
We belonged to Shirley Brantly.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Wise Phipps, who held the seals of state
For Shirley over sea;
Brave Knowles, whose press-gang moved of late
The King Street mob’s decree;
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But who would dream our sober sires
Had learned the old world’s ways,
And warmed their hearths with lawless fires
In Shirley’s homespun days?
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

From BakeWise By Shirley O Corriher, Scribner.
Quil Ceda and Tulalip elementary schools runners-up for Shirley Hord Award.
T-R PHOTO BY ANDREW POTTER Shirley Wyngarden, of Marshalltown, holds her quilt which was featured as a national semifinalist in the recent American Quilter 's Society show in Des Moines.
Most likely it was Sunday, sometimes Saturday but most always Sunday after lunch was done and Shirley Temple was over on television.
Auburn women's golf team, from left to right: Victoria Trapani, Haley Wilson, Assistant Coach Margaret Shirley, Head Coach Kim Evans, Patricia Sanz , Carlie Yadloczky and Marta Sanz .
Shirley Ann Amburn, Spearfish, and Patty Rae (Dennis) McQuay.
Interim President Shirley Strum Kenny (left) stands on stage near Ricardo Azziz during a forum at Augusta State University.
But if Shirley Jackson's The Lottery has taught us anything, it's that tradition can get a wee bit out of hand.
Shirley McClaine declined comment on the case.
Shirley Manson Sings Song From Serj Tankian's Rock Musical.
Bank of the West branch manager Shirley Pelz (third from right) handed a $1,500 check to Lois Nehring, treasurer of the Paynesville Area Historical Society last week at the local history museum.
INTERVIEWS Shirley Manson on Real Sexiness , Cutting, and Independence.
Reproduction Shirley Temple Doll PBS.
You're Doing It Wrong: The Shirley Temple .
Tracy Earl Smalley , 63, a resident of Shirley passed away Saturday evening, Sept 22, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.

In science:

The corrections to the RWA can all be derived by following the method of Shirley , who considers the case of a two-level system (which we label 0 and 1 and consider to have an energy separation of ω1) coupled by an oscillating field (of frequency ωl ).
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
Conventionally, collapse is identified by fitting such observations to BonnorEbert model profiles which assume spherical symmetry (e.g., Evans et al. 2001; Ballesteros-Paredes et al. 2003; Shirley et al. 2005).
Spitzer and HHT observations of starless cores: masses and environments
Gelman and Shirley address this issue, distinguishing Task 1 (inference about a parameter θ) from Task 2 [precise determination of E(θ) or more generally E(f (θ)) conditional on the data, or a posterior quantile of θ ].
Consistency of Markov chain quasi-Monte Carlo on continuous state spaces
Lifetimes 1/λi , branching ratios bi,j and intensities Ii,j ;k , can be found in (Firestone and Shirley, 1996). A somehow delicate point is the expression to be used for the antineutrino spectra fi,j ;k (E ) of the β decay of nucleus i to the nucleus j into the state k .
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
We thank Andrei Ipatov, Valerio Olevano, Giovanni Onida, Lucia Reining, Pina Romaniello, Angel Rubio, Davide Sangalli, Jochen Schirmer, and Eric Shirley for useful discussions. M. H. R. would like to acknowledge an Al location de Recherche from the French Ministry of Education.
Formal Foundations of Dressed Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory for Many-Electron Excitations