Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Irish king (1002–1014) who spent most of his life fighting the Danes and the Norse. He was killed after the final defeat of a Danish coalition, which ended Norse power in Ireland.

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Examples

  • "Is your name Brian Boru?" she inquired, with animation.

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  • In "Brian Boru" and "Finn MacCool" Morgan Llewellyn typically writes from the POV of the character she is reasearching not in First Person, but in 3rd Person Limited Omniscient.

    Truisms

  • Was one of my ancestors the Irish chieftain Brian Boru?

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  • History: Brian Boru was the most famous Irish king.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • History: Brian Boru was the most famous Irish king.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • "My father, sir, was an English gentleman, and my mother of Irish descent, whose antecedents claimed Brian Boru as their blood kin."

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  • History: Brian Boru was the most famous Irish king.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • History: Brian Boru was the most famous Irish king.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • Vikings vs Gaels, weird women and war, as Turlogh Dubh and Conn bear witness to the passing of Brian Boru.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Vikings vs Gaels, weird women and war, as Turlogh Dubh and Conn bear witness to the passing of Brian Boru.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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