- turbid; roily.
- angry; vexed.
Origin of riley
- James Whit·comb [hwit-kuh m, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt kəm, ˈwɪt-/, 1849–1916, U.S. poet.
- life of. life of Riley.
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Examples from the Web for riley
Riley took notice and signed the group shortly after graduation.How Pharrell Williams Finally Made It to the Top
August 6, 2014
It was mentioned before, but the point needs to be made again: Riley is the star of Girl Meets World.‘Boy Meets World’ Fans Will Hate ‘Girl Meets World’
June 26, 2014
If Riley Cooper happened in the NBA this summer, it would be a horrible event.Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next
June 3, 2014
The pre-air controversy is mitigated by the fact that Riley and Huey are played by the same actor.
Originally cast only as Riley, King eventually won both parts.
From the cable control shed the voice of Riley was calling the depth.
The same drops were falling from Riley's hands that had touched that end.
He knew it was Riley there on the ground, knew it while still he was a score of feet away.
Riley's eyes had opened in a sudden movement of consciousness.
And that flame-thrower that had cut down old Riley—how was that worked?
- Bridget (Louise). born 1931, English painter, best known for her black-and-white op art paintings of the 1960s
- Gina . born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kim' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–07)
- the life of Riley a luxurious and carefree existence
C20: origin unknown
Idioms and Phrases with riley
see life of riley.
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