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[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5] /ˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4; ɑˈli for 5/
(ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talib"the Lion of God") a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
Mohammed, 1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
Muhammad (Cassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr) born 1942, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79. Unabridged
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  • But peace did not ensue, and Sisvan had to flee before Ali, and surrendered at Nicopolis.

  • Rabba merely shrugged his shoulders, and with Ali he walked to the shore.

  • But when little Ali was brought out and he began to play on his kanoon, his harp, it was impossible to repress Naomi's excitement.

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  • Rabba thanked the bird for its information, and with Ali continued on his journey.

  • But, incredible though it seemed, the leading pursuer had been tracking Ali while riding at full speed.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ali


?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
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