Alastair



a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Jihaids now outgun the Egyptian military in the desert bordering Israel and the Gaza strip, reports Alastair Beach.
In the North Sinai, Jihadis Stand Down the Egyptian Government Alastair Beach January 5, 2013

“Alastair Campbell called the movie boring,” says Iannucci, an amused smirk curling the corner of his mouth.
The New Film Skewering Blair and Bush Jamie Malanowski July 24, 2009

Alastair Beach reports from Cairo and talks to the jeering crowds outside.
Mubarak’s Judgment Day Alastair Beach August 2, 2011

Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.
How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas Clive Irving December 21, 2014

One of his best English translators, Alastair Reid, was a good friend of Neruda, and he died only a month ago in New York.
In Chile, Poetry Outlives the Dictators Jay Parini October 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Still without speech, here Alastair and Lora lay down, side by side.
Pharais and The Mountain Lovers Fiona Macleod

Surely, in the darkness, in the loneliness, she would have knowledge of Alastair.
Pharais and The Mountain Lovers Fiona Macleod

The former, strictly kept away from all that was worth plundering, rapidly vanished, even Alastair Macdonald going with the rest.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4 Various

But before Mrs. Maclean could say what was in her mind, Alastair and Lora entered.
Pharais and The Mountain Lovers Fiona Macleod

Alastair was as visible as though he were in the noon-light.
Pharais and The Mountain Lovers Fiona Macleod

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