Definitions

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  • proper n. A captain of King David.
  • proper n. A male given name, mostly of American usage.
  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

From a Hebrew word meaning "watchful"; the name of a minor figure in the Bible (2 Samuel 20:26). (Wiktionary)
Russian and Czech diminutive of the cognates of Irene. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It works because Ira is in on the joke, and brings you with — at a certain point, the cleverness becomes so extroverted that the listener begins to share in the delight of anticipation, not just presentation.

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  • But Babbitt isn't writing as the brash polemicist we think of, but as a representative of tradition that had moved past the sort of try-anything facility he saw reflected in Ira Gershwin's freewheeling slang and sleight-of-hand rhymes.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • But I am also very saddened by the American casualties in Ira

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  • Part 4: Ira is talking to people who want to be on video, but I really think these two common mistakes apply equally to writing: Be aware of your voice.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • ` ` It doesn't always look the best, '' James said of his teammate, ` ` but Ira is really effective. ''

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  • Captured and alone Ira is fed raspberry crystal meth and threatened with the torture of having his foreskin removed, but what his captors don't know ......

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The men in Ira's battalion became best buddies and Ira finally felt as if he belonged.

    Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story

  • Bremer admits Bush failed on "top priority" in Ira ...

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  • She lived just outside Iraklion, hence the name Ira, given to the'barrel 'dog who captured her heart.

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  • 'Ira' is the Latin word for wrath; and Gregory seemed to find a meaning in all the names connected with these angel-faced children.

    Stories from English History

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