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[ahyvz] /aɪvz/
Burl (Icle Ivanhoe) [burl ik-uh l] /bɜrl ˈɪk əl/ (Show IPA), 1909–1995, U.S. actor and folk singer.
Charles Edward, 1874–1954, U.S. composer.
Frederic Eugene, 1856–1937, U.S. inventor.
James Merritt
[mer-it] /ˈmɛr ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1824–95, U.S. lithographer.
Compare Currier.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • "Perhaps it's one of those cases of panic that Forsythe spoke of the other night," said Ives.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Ives and Hoskins went aft to the shock-panels in the after bulkhead.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
  • Mr. Ives, with a wave of his hand toward the celebrity, sat down by no means dissatisfied with himself.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Ives sat over his Communications desk as if hypnotized by it.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
  • He was a very gentlemanly man, and had applied to Colonel Ives when the writ was given to him.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Ives rose from the couch and came forward to stand beside Paresi.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
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Charles Edward. 1874–1954, US composer, noted for his innovative use of polytonality, polyrhythms, and quarter tones. His works include Second Piano Sonata: Concord (1915), five symphonies, chamber music, and songs
Frederick Eugene. 1856–1937, US inventor of halftone photography
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