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Eire

[air-uh, ahy-ruh, air-ee, ahy-ree] /ˈɛər ə, ˈaɪ rə, ˈɛər i, ˈaɪ ri/
noun
1.
the Irish name of Ireland.
2.
a former name (1937–49) of the Republic of Ireland.
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  • In front of the regiment were the famous Eire Zouaves, no longer guided and controlled by the master genius of Ellsworth.

  • Eire instantly and magnanimously granted to her new north all the points that had been fought over so bitterly for so many years.

    The Golden Judge Nathaniel Gordon
  • But once a month was shoot-a-diny day on Eire, and the populace turned out to clear the environs of their city of Tara.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • In Eire we know no gods who take such shape appearing unto men.

    Imaginations and Reveries (A.E.) George William Russell
  • Eire did not so much make, as voice, the opinions of a considerable section of Irish Nationalist opinion.

    The Evolution of Sinn Fein Robert Mitchell Henry
  • Ah, Exiles wandering over many seas, Spinning at all times Eire's good to-morrow!

    Poems W. B. Yeats
  • But it was tragic that it was ridiculous for any man on Eire to ask a girl from Earth to join him on so unpromising a planet.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I wished to leave you free when I am gone, although I saw you were still necessary to Eire.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • He then directed his course towards the estuary of Binn-Edair, keeping the circuit of Eire to his right hand.

  • If we've offended Eire on Earth, by havin' the black creatures to help us, we're sorry.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Eire

Eire

/ˈɛərə/
noun
1.
the Irish Gaelic name for Ireland
2.
a former official name (1937–49) for Republic of Ireland
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Word Origin and History for Eire

see Irish.

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