from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 764 km (475 mi) long, of northwest India and northeast Pakistan. Rising in the Himalaya Mountains, it is one of the five rivers of the Punjab.


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  • One on-line India news agency reports that Ravi is of Indian descent, but doesn't say his religious or cultural background.

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  • Sensing trouble, he called Ravi, who was at the birthday party, and reported the neighbour's remarks.

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  • Two of the naxalites killed in the encounter were identified as Ravi, 30, of Gundala village and Srisailam of Pandurangapurm village, near Palvancha.

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  • "Let's make a plan," Novacich tells the man, who gives his name as Ravi.

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  • My parents, sister, wife and I had gone to Dubai recently to attend some weddings and one night we went to a well-known South Asian restaurant called Ravi for dinner.

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  • Mr Jafferjee said Mr Singh and one of the accused, Mr Shoker, known as Ravi, were both "besotted" with Ms Mahil who was described by all "as an intelligent and attractive young woman".

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  • England scrape a one-day series win thanks to recalled Ravi, but does their new-found strength in depth create more questions than answers?

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  • The boy, known as Ravi, was filmed working with seven other youngsters at the sweatshop used by an export firm that supplies cut-price chain store Poundland.


  • "The remaining one convict, namely, P Ravi Chandra alias Ravi alias Pragasam is lodged in Madurai Jail," it said in reply to the RTI application.

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  • "During the interrogation, Siddesh, a native of Ramgiri village of Holalkere taluk said he was purchasing the coins by paying an additional 10 per cent at a local place and was selling to a person by name Ravi of Bangalore for Rs. 250 a kg," Mr. Labhu Ram said.

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