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lila

[lee-lah] /ˈli lɑ/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
creation, seen as the playful activity of a god.
Origin of lila
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30, lila is from the Sanskrit word līlā play, sport, diversion

Lila

[lahy-luh] /ˈlaɪ lə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Leila.
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  • This sudden demonstration of friendship was too much for lila.

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  • Much to lila's relief the young man who had annoyed her was no longer visible.

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  • lila was shocked and awed by her friend's showiness and indifference.

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  • lila walked with them to the end of the pier at the bathing-beach.

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  • If there hadn't been so many people about lila must have sat down and cried.

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