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If you are a simple person who likes a more subdued style, consider a pair of Mary Janes. Mary Janes may look a little dull, but when you jazz’em up with the color purple, they suddenly become exciting!
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a large silver cup or similar object given as a prize to the winner of a competition, especially...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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Definition and synonyms of Mary Janes from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.