Carrie



a female given name, form of Caroline.
Contemporary Examples

The Idol of days long gone by, that launched the careers of future megastars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
The Next Arab Idol: Palestine’s Boy Wonder and Stereotype Buster Maysoon Zayid May 21, 2013

They looked like normal people, and so does Carrie “Big Boo” Black.
‘Orange Is the New Black’: The Daily Beast Staff Debates Who’s the Best Character July 30, 2013

The end of the premiere, when Saul throws Carrie under the bus, suggests a new focus on the dynamic between the two of them.
‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’ Andrew Romano September 29, 2013

The Iranians came instead, taking Brody and leaving Carrie behind.
‘Homeland’ Finale Shocker: A Death in the Family Andrew Romano December 15, 2013

Maybe you were yearning for Carrie & Co. to splash a little Cosmo your way when you saw the Sex and the City movie.
Film-Inspired Cocktails: Sucker Punch Brody Brown March 25, 2011

Historical Examples

I remonstrated; though what was the good of remonstrating when Carrie had once made up her mind?
Esther Rosa Nouchette Carey

Miss Carrie was an elocutionist and had even recited on the stage.
Emmy Lou George Madden Martin

The rehearsal ended for one day, and Carrie went home feeling that she had acquitted herself satisfactorily.
Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser

Not that Miss Carrie cared for this herself—she was thinking of the good it might do the school.
Emmy Lou George Madden Martin

When Carrie waited at her own door on the third floor to see who it might be coming up to call on her, Mrs. Vance appeared.
Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser

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