Terry

Terry is:

  • A surname from the medieval Norman given name Thierry, cognate of the English Derek
  • A male given name transferred back from the surname, or a diminutive of Terence or of any of its alternative forms
  • A female given name, diminutive of Teresa or any of its alternative forms

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Famous quotes containing the word terry:

    It has never been in my power to sustain ... I can pass swiftly from one effect to another, but I cannot fix one, and dwell on it, with that superb concentration which seems to me the special attribute of the tragic actress.
    —Ellen Terry (1847–1928)

    The lunatics have taken charge of the asylum.
    —Richard Rowland. A Million and One Nights, vol. 2, ch. 79, Terry Ramsaye (1926)

    Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o’ nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
    —Ellen Terry (1847–1928)