- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”
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Examples from the Web for ira
Ira Glass eventually tapped the up-and-comers to be the in-house band for This American Life.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age
December 15, 2014
The attempt was hatched in an effort to have a death sentence on an IRA man commuted, the military pensions archives reveal.
He was given an IRA pension for five and a half years service.
Feinstein, no slouch himself in the wunderkind department, began his career at the age of 20, working for Ira Gershwin.Is Nick Ziobro the Next Frank Sinatra?
July 19, 2014
Mr McGuinness spent five to six weeks there in 1976 where he was on remand facing a charge of IRA membership.Queen Elizabeth's Game Of Thrones
June 24, 2014
He began to play again, and this time his tune was the "a Ira."The Northern Iron
George A. Birmingham
Unacknowledged, the shadow of Ira Baldwin fell across her wonder.A Christmas Accident and Other Stories
Annie Eliot Trumbull
Ira's cold reception of the suggestion was duly disposed of by the deputy.
The head of the unconscious deputy was close to Ira's heavy boot.
Ira Beasley glanced at the pale face of the acrobat, and shook his head.
- Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for ira
masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper