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[oh-fla-her-tee] /oʊˈflæ hər ti/
[lee-uh m] /ˈli əm/ (Show IPA),
1896–1984, Irish novelist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Mathers, you have heard the news," said O'Flaherty, as the sergeant entered.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • "I don't suppose they were to be pitied, colonel," Doctor O'Flaherty laughed.

  • There are altogether too many O'Flaherty's in the world, masculine, feminine and neuter.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • You won't mind my putting you into my new Novel, O'Flaherty?

  • Well, the long and the short of it is, O'Flaherty, I must decline to be a party to any attempt to deceive your mother.

    O'Flaherty V. C. George Bernard Shaw
  • "I've packed off me sister, Mrs. O'Flaherty, and me daughters in a hurry," she said savagely.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • I am sorry the terrible experience of this war—the greatest war ever fought—has taught you no better, O'Flaherty.

    O'Flaherty V. C. George Bernard Shaw
  • When the first waltz was over we found that Mervin had escaped from Mrs. O'Flaherty.

    'Farewell' W. H. Stacpoole
  • But ultimately they reached, in various states of mind, but safely enough, O'Flaherty's lodgings.

    The House by the Church-Yard J. Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for O'Flaherty


Liam (ˈlɪəm). 1897–1984, Irish novelist and short-story writer. His novels include The Informer (1925) and Famine (1937)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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