noun, plural a·lae [ey-lee]. /ˈeɪ li/.
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or a la
- prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by: chicken à la provençale.
- prepared with the ingredient of.
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How to use ala in a sentence
He endured when the police kicked his team off a practice field in Montgomery, Ala., leaving it to drill in a parking lot.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach|Samuel G. Freedman|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Chris McCary and John Sullivan live in Anniston, Ala., a small city even by Alabama standards.
The National Voting Rights Museum and Institution in Selma, Ala., has some of the first voting booths used in the South.RIP, Lever Voting Machines: Where Did Old Booths Go?|Eliza Shapiro|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Last year, Mercedes, whose largest U.S. plant is in Tuscaloosa, Ala., invested $350 million in the facility.
The Pecks forged a close bond with the reclusive author after a trip to her home in Monroeville, Ala., and her visit to the set.'To Kill a Mockingbird' Makes Its Mark, 50 Years After the Film’s Release|Sandra McElwaine|January 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The remainder of the Regiment proceeded by the direct route to Athens, Ala., arriving there before sunset.A History of the Ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry|Marion Morrison
I agree very strongly with Mr. Sager of Bessemer, Ala., about the paper in the book.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
Ala-ed-din devoted himself to the domestic policy of the State and undertook the first steps towards military organization.
But Ala-ed-din declined, asking only the revenues of a single village for his maintenance.
He accidentally met the forces of Ala-ed-din flying before a host of Mongols.
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noun plural alae (ˈeɪliː)
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n. pl. a•lae (ā′lē)
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Idioms and Phrases with ala
Like, in the manner of, as in He hoped to break all records, à la Babe Ruth. This expression, an abbreviation of the French à la mode de (for “in the manner of”), has been used in English since the late 1500s.