Leila

[lee-luh, ley-]
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Examples from the Web for leila

Contemporary Examples of leila

  • “Then a man came and took us to a bus station,” Leila recalled.

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    The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

    Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze

    October 27, 2014

  • Four days after Leila returned home from Syria, she received a call from her younger son, Khalid.

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    The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

    Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze

    October 27, 2014

  • She acknowledges that someone helped Seda get to Hamzat in Syria, although Leila declines to say if it was friend or a relative.

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    The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

    Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze

    October 27, 2014

  • And there is this curious connection as well: Leila and Temur have the same daughter-in-law.

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    The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

    Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze

    October 27, 2014

  • Leila is not the only one who finds joy in drinking an alcoholic beverage when travelling outside Iran.

Historical Examples of leila

  • Leila, thou hast been nurtured with tenderness, and schooled with care.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The stranger seated himself on the cushions, and motioned Leila to his side.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • And now it was not even Leila's parents who had interfered, apparently, but Leila herself.

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • And yet surely Bulwer Lytton gave you a presentation copy of Leila.

  • Paul, having heard of Leila's faithlessness, became mad with grief.

    Balthasar

    Anatole France


Word Origin and History for leila

Leila

fem. proper name, from Arabic Laylah, literally "dark as night," from laylah "night."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper