Ali

[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5]
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noun

ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talibthe Lion of God, a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
Mohammed,1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
MuhammadCassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr., 1942–2016, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79.

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  • As for Naomi, the coming of little black Ali was a wild delight to her.

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  • Then little Ali had been left alone in the world, and so Israel had taken him.

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  • And there, too, sat Israel, with Naomi and little black Ali beside him.

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  • Ali was standing by at the time, and he thought to come to Naomi's relief.

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  • First, on Ali's part, a blank wonderment that when he cried to Naomi, "Come!"

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British Dictionary definitions for ali

Ali

noun

?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
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