[ee-lee for 1, 2; ee-lahy for 3]
- Isle of, a former administrative county in E England: now part of Cambridgeshire.
- a town on this island: medieval cathedral.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for ely
“These people are somewhat sophisticated, specifically those in leadership positions,” Ely added.How the Aryan Brotherhood Kills: From the Gang Signs to the Sanctioned Hits
April 2, 2013
Eric Hansen, principal of the White Pine Middle School in Ely, Nevada, has also devised novel techniques.How to Stop a Bully
March 31, 2010
But after a few more anecdotes, Kaiser was off to Big Sky Country, and Ely was recalled to the witness stand.What the Butler Saw
Ralph Gardner, Jr.
June 11, 2009
Of this company Mr. Ely is treasurer and one of its directors.Cleveland Past and Present
The monks of Ely enshrined his body, and of course miracles were wrought by it.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
There are supposed to be two sorts of eels in the island of Ely.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1
Barclay at the time of its completion was evidently still a monk of Ely.The Ship of Fools, Volume 1
This was preserved by the monks of Ely, since they were its theme.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)
- a cathedral city in E England, in E Cambridgeshire on the River Ouse. Pop: 13 954 (2001)
- a former county of E England, part of Cambridgeshire since 1965