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Mon·roe (mən-rō)
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A city of northeast-central Louisiana east of Shreveport. Founded in 1785, it is an industrial center.

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Monroe, William Smith Known as "Bill." 1911-1996.
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American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who helped develop bluegrass as a musical style.

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Monroe, Marilyn Originally Norma Jean Baker. 1926-1962.
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American actress noted for her starring roles in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959).
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Marilyn Monroe

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Monroe, James 1758-1831.
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The fifth president of the United States (1817-1825), whose administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819), the Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave state, and the expression of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), declaring US opposition to European interference in the Americas.
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James Monroe
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Gilbert Stuart

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

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