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[al-vahy-ruh, -veer-uh] /ælˈvaɪ rə, -ˈvɪər ə/
a female given name, form of Elvira.
Also, Alvera
[al-veer-uh] /ælˈvɪər ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Alvira Roberts, hired "girl" and faithful retainer of the Fairchild family.

  • For Miss Alvira had made no pretense to God; and, what is infinitely harder, she would make none to the world.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson
  • Alvira received the news with bubbling delight, which showed gaily in her sparkling black eyes and dimpling cheeks.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • Let me see, Alvira was thirty twenty-one years ago when I was married to your ma.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • He demanded of Alvira that she burn the grease from an old skillet with great care.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • At the breakfast-table, he spoke sharply to Alvira, as she placed the plate of fried ham and eggs before him.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • Then, after a word of explanation to Alvira, she set off at a brisk pace over the trail toward Cherry Lane.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • He would have been glad to do this each day, had not Miss Alvira proved to be lacking in delicacy.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson

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