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O'Kelly

or O'Kelley

[oh-kel-ee] /oʊˈkɛl i/
noun
1.
Seán Thomas
[shawn,, shahn] /ʃɔn,, ʃɑn/ (Show IPA),
(Sean Tomas O Ceallaigh) 1882–1966, Irish political leader: president of Ireland 1945–59.
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  • But as suddenly stopping, he said, "A friend of yours, O'Kelly?"

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • "Take my purse," whispered O'Kelly, endeavoring to slip it into my hand as he spoke.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • If my friend O'Kelly will be my banker for to-night, I shall take your offer.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Without the slightest hesitation, O'Kelly replied, "To be sure, my boy!"

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • O'Kelly, you must know Douglas, you are just the men to suit each other.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • She has just put the kettle on the fire when Mrs. O'Kelly, Conn's mother, enters.

    Practice Book Leland Powers
  • "Take it easy, now; take it easy," the O'Kelly would counsel.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • All that was commendable in the Signora, she owed to the O'Kelly.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • Whatever was not discreditable about the O'Kelly was in the nature of a loan from the Signora.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • "Ye think we two have been happy here together," said the O'Kelly.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

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