Ava



of all; at all.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

Her kid sister ava (Mia Wasikowska) is also hanging out in Detroit and convinces the oldsters to go out for a night of clubbing.
Polanski and Jarmusch at Cannes Richard Porton May 25, 2013

That said, nothing can diminish ava’s epic search for her sister.
Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast February 11, 2011

It was also the first time for ava, a 45-year-old German photographer.
Naked on a New York Street—for Art Emily Shire September 15, 2014

My wife made me ask this question, but I know that millions want to know the answer: Will Raylan wind up with ava or Winona?
Justified: Talking to Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins Allen Barra April 4, 2011

“There are several such men who travel around Florida’s parks and backwaters,” ava tells us.
Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast February 11, 2011

Historical Examples

Seumanu gave me one of his names; and when my name was called at the ava drinking, behold, it was Au mai taua ma manu-vao!
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson

ava, the capital, where the king lives, is situated in the interior.
The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston

There was also one in the ancient city of ava, but I am not aware that there is any of this kind at Amarapoora.
The Life or Legend of Gaudama Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet

All the country from Rangoon to ava was under British control.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson

But if ye juist say ye love me I’ll never let on again afore fowk ‘at yer onything to me ava.
A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie

adverb
(Scot) at all
antiovarian antibody

a place in Assyria from which colonies were brought to Samaria (2 Kings 17:24). It is probably the same with Ivah (18:34; 19:13; Isa. 37:13). It has been identified with Hit on the Euphrates.

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