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 (mŏn′ĭ-kə), Saint ad 331?-387.
North African Christian revered for her patience and piety and noted as the mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
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Take care, Monica dear," said one, shrouding herself in the lace curtain; "don't let them see us.
cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened of the pair.
As with a whisk her short skirts vanished into the darkness, the two spectators--Miss Bertha and Miss Monica Williams--sat looking at each other in speechless amazement.
I wish," said Monica at last, "that we had kept the field.
Most ghastly of all was Helen's common sense: Monica had been extraordinarily good for her.
Monica, mother of the holy Augustine, he was heard by brother Ambrose and others to say that he wished twenty thousand devils would fly away with the said Monica, mother of the holy Augustine, or any other saint who came between a man and his meat.
The truth was that as I sat in the Tyler library at Santa Monica I commenced to feel a trifle foolish and to wish that I had merely forwarded the manuscript by express instead of bearing it personally, for I confess that I do not enjoy being laughed at.
Monica, John,' she cried, 'and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.
Monica,' said I, 'and half a sovereign if you reach it in twenty minutes.
I am Tom Billings of Santa Monica, California," he said.
It was a happy party that sailed north toward sunny, southern California, the old U-33 trailing in the wake of the Toreador and flying with the latter the glorious Stars and Stripes beneath which she had been born in the shipyard at Santa Monica.
Couldn't see 'em fer cinders,' he described it, and the MONICA stuck by me.