[vuh-lair-uh, -leer-uh; Spanish bah-le-rah]


a city in W Venezuela.

De Valera

[dev-uh-lair-uh, -leer-uh]


Ea·mon [ey-muh n] /ˈeɪ mən/, 1882–1975, Irish political leader and statesman, born in the U.S.: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1932–48, 1951–54, 1957–59; president 1959–73. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of valera

  • The work was dedicated to Valera, with the understanding that it should always be retained by him.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • The pure and exquisite style of Valera is, doubtless, only to be appreciated by a Castilian.

    The Grandee

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • Valera stands apart in a different way, and would occupy himself by preference with the opposite class of society.

  • El seor Valera viene y dice:—Dispnseme Vd., pero estoy muy ocupado.

    A First Spanish Reader

    Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy

  • The best of the novelists of this last half century, when the revival came about, are Valera and Pereda.

    Heroic Spain

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

British Dictionary definitions for valera



de Valera


Eamon (ˈeɪmən). 1882–1975, Irish statesman; president of Sinn Féin (1917–26) and of the Dáil (1918–22); formed the Fianna Fáil party (1927); prime minister (1937–48; 1951–54; 1957–59) and president (1959–73) of the Irish Republic
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