[ mahy-ruh ]


  1. an ancient city in SW Asia Minor, in Lycia.
  2. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “extraordinary.”

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Example Sentences

According to legend, Nicholas, Bishop of Myra—Santa Claus to you and me—punched out Arius rather than listen to his arguments.

As its Myra Breckinridge shoot wound down in December 1969—“Everyone has quit three or four times,” said Richard Zanuck.

Back in Hollywood, Myra Breckinridge turned into the worst kind of embarrassment for 20th Century Fox.

MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in.

“Myra never knew who would walk in the door in the guise of Jerry Lee Lewis,” she wrote in her 1982 book, Great Balls of Fire.

Bland was chopping wood; Myra sat on a log, her tawny hair gleaming in the sun.

This raised a laugh, which in Myra's case became almost hysterical, and her mother had to take her out of the room.

He desired to eliminate Myra Bland and all that pertained to her from even casual contact with him.

And being ashamed, he saw and understood that he still harbored a little bitterness against Myra.

Mills could be trusted to appear on the flat in the evening or on a Sunday, if Myra came to see Doris.