Alison



a female given name, form of .
Contemporary Examples

Alison befriends lonely Giant Panda and skips happily in a meadow with it.
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Alison is played by the marvelous Tatiana Maslany, an actress who hails from Regina, Saskatchewan.
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After nearly giving up on having a child, Pete learned that Trudy (Alison Brie) was finally pregnant.
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The same goes for challengers, like Samantha Nunn in Georgia or Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky.
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Alison, meanwhile, had gone to a yoga retreat with her hippy-dippy mother.
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Historical Examples

Old Alison took out her knitting, and as she worked, told the others of her adventures in search of them. ‘
The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy’s Apprentice E. V. Lucas

And all the time they were dressing, Alison was telling the others what they were to say and do.
The Magic World Edith Nesbit

Soon Alison furled her umbrella and pointed to the Flamp, who was smiling and chuckling and soliloquising in the distance.
The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy’s Apprentice E. V. Lucas

It is possible that Miss Alison Mildmay may have heard my name from your mother.
Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth

She was about Alison’s own age, rather tall and slight, with dark, sombre eyes and dark heavy hair worn low on her forehead.
Briarwood Girls Julia Lestarjette Glover

noun
sweet alison, another name for sweet alyssum
small alison, a rare compact annual, Alyssum alyssoides, having small yellow flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

fem. proper name, from French Alison, a diminutive of Alice.

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