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  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
  • n  music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  • n  a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba

  • Games, meals, moviesand a few bugsTall drinks, potted palms, dance floors full of would-be Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogerses beginning the beguine such were the.
  • The show also contains less familiar Coward, like Nina, a balky girl from Argentina who absolutely refused to "begin the beguine," and cursed people who "besought her to.
  • Connoisseurs have risen to cry that when they begin the beguine they absolutely finish it.
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  • Record Store's Last Spins
    GARFIELD -- Charlie Rigolosi was just 12 years old when he bought his first record, Artie Shaw's 'Begin the Beguine'.
    Dec. 1, 2013 -

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