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Valera

[vuh-lair-uh, -leer-uh; Spanish bah-le-rah] /vəˈlɛər ə, -ˈlɪər ə; Spanish bɑˈlɛ rɑ/
noun
1.
a city in W Venezuela.

De Valera

[dev-uh-lair-uh, -leer-uh] /ˌdɛv əˈlɛər ə, -ˈlɪər ə/
noun
1.
Eamon
[ey-muh n] /ˈeɪ mən/ (Show IPA),
1882–1975, Irish political leader and statesman, born in the U.S.: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1932–48, 1951–54, 1957–59; president 1959–73.
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  • The work was dedicated to Valera, with the understanding that it should always be retained by him.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • The pure and exquisite style of Valera is, doubtless, only to be appreciated by a Castilian.

    The Grandee

    Armando Palacio Valds
  • Valera stands apart in a different way, and would occupy himself by preference with the opposite class of society.

  • El seor Valera viene y dice:—Dispnseme Vd., pero estoy muy ocupado.

    A First Spanish Reader Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy
  • The best of the novelists of this last half century, when the revival came about, are Valera and Pereda.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • It is not possible to touch on all of Valera's stories, for his vein once discovered, proved a rich one.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Valera's verses have perfect metrical form and evince high scholarship, but they are too learned to be popular.

  • Valera, the Spanish novelist, very well described this impulse in his Genio y Figura.

British Dictionary definitions for Valera

Valera

/vəˈlɛərə; -ˈlɪərə/
noun
1.
See de Valera

de Valera

/də vəˈlɛərə; -ˈlɪə-/
noun
1.
Eamon (ˈeɪmən). 1882–1975, Irish statesman; president of Sinn Féin (1917–26) and of the Dáil (1918–22); formed the Fianna Fáil party (1927); prime minister (1937–48; 1951–54; 1957–59) and president (1959–73) of the Irish Republic
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