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Rais

[res; French res] /rɛs; French rɛs/
noun

rai

[rahy] /raɪ/
noun
1.
a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.
Origin of rai
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90; of undetermined orig.
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  • Were cursed and stigmatized by power,And Rais'd to be expos'd.

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    John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • Among the first who fled to that shelter was the valiant Rais Ali.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • It must not be supposed that Rais Ali was a willing defender of his home.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Do as I doos,” said Rais to Flaggan, as he stretched himself on his back on the ottoman.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • Eve's curiosity was Rais'd by the Devil;—'tis an Angel tempts mine.

    The Belle's Stratagem

    Hannah Cowley
  • And why was he then one of the three to be Rais'd from the dead?

  • They had been taken away by force by the Moor, Rais Mourad, from whom he now claimed them.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • They were from North Carolina, born and Rais'd there, and had folks there.

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  • He asks to be Rais'd up, and they put him in a half-sitting posture.

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  • If this piece be not Rais'd to the sublime, let me henceforth be stigmatiz'd as a reptile in the dust of mediocrity.

British Dictionary definitions for Rais

Rais

/French res/
noun
1.
Gilles de (ʒil də). 1404–40, French nobleman who fought with Joan of Arc: marshal of France (1429–40). He was executed for the torture and murder of more than 140 children

rai

/raɪ/
noun
1.
a type of Algerian popular music based on traditional Algerian music influenced by modern Western pop
Word Origin
C20: Arabic, literally: opinion
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