American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Aisha 611-678. The favorite wife of Muhammad. She led an unsuccessful revolt against Muhammad's successor, Ali.
“I was told that once, when a car bomb exploded not too far from a café in Aisha Bakkar, the owner was upset with two of his customers because they stood up to investigate before having finished their cups of coffee.”
“Asha is a variant of the Swahili and Arabic name Aisha or Ayisha, meaning “life” or “alive.””
“Leaving aside Bollywood title Aisha (based on Jane Austen's Emma), the top five foreign-language films currently on release are all French.”
“This was actor-producer Anil Kapoor's way of starting the music launch of "Aisha" - a film produced by his daughter Rhea Kapoor and starring his other daughter Sonam Kapoor.”
“Aisha is not the lady in distress; quite the contrary, she’s the badass who actually rescues the men.”
“It is hard to put yourself in Aisha’s place isn’t it?”
“We are very happy Gaddafi is gone," said a woman clad in black called Aisha.”
“A bright Emirati girl, whom we shall name Aisha, applied at one of the many job fairs in Dubai to work for a government-owned establishment.”
“In addition to a 10-year-old son and three daughters, the couple now had a baby girl, born with Down's syndrome and called Aisha.”
“The government minder in charge of today's operation, a woman in a purple dress called Aisha, is leading the chanting and shouting and whipping up the crowd.”
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