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Romare Howard [roh-mair] /ˈroʊ mɛər/ (Show IPA), 1911–88, U.S. artist.
Contemporary Examples

“We have to make you look like a woman going to seed,” Bearden told her.
Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo April 6, 2011

“She was hilarious,” said Bearden, recalling the movie star in the strip clubs.
Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo April 6, 2011

“Kim had a tiny bit of a Monica in her,” Bearden said in a call from New York.
Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo April 6, 2011

Historical Examples

The work I liked best of all, however, was that with the shoe firm of Bearden and Brantley.
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