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a female given name, form of Beatrice.
Contemporary Examples

On Wednesday, Christie’s is auctioning John Currin’s famous 1991 painting ‘Bea Arthur Naked.’
‘Bea Arthur Naked’ Could Sell for $2.5 Million William O’Connor May 13, 2013

It was at this point that Air France alerted the Bea and the first steps were taken to launch a search.
Air France Flight 447 Crash: Timeline of the Disaster Clive Irving May 3, 2011

And, indeed, one of those actresses like White, Bea Arthur, and Carol Burnett who are just known and well-regarded and durable.
I Got Betty White Her Job Steve Friess September 16, 2010

Reports by the Bea are published in both French and English.
The Hidden Secrets of the Flight 447 Crash Clive Irving May 23, 2011

Bea, royal watchers will recall, is the one who introduced Harry and Cressie in the first place.
Defiant Cressida Parties With Royal Pals in London Tom Sykes May 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Before everything, the volume before us is in reality what it professes to Bea Directory for India.
Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O’Donoghue

Oh Bea, beg him to, for there are some other parts that I want to see how to do.
Six Girls Fannie Belle Irving

Bea, with lingering care, 85 deposited her contribution on the very top.
Beatrice Leigh at College Julia Augusta Schwartz

Bea turned her pillow over and laid her head down thoughtfully.
Six Girls Fannie Belle Irving

I’d be hung willingly, to-morrow, if I were in the like case; but I Bean’t.
Three Courses and a Dessert Anonymous

abbreviation (formerly)
British European Airways

Basic programming Environment for interactive-graphical Applications, from Siemens-Nixdorf.
Bureau of Economic Analysis


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