Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname, also derived from a Middle English form of Michael.

Etymologies

From Old French given name Milo, of problematic origin, possibly from an unknown Germanic element, or a short form of Slavic names beginning with mil- "grace, favor". The English form is associated by folk etymology with Latin mīles ("soldier"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • FRANKEN: They patrol about 1.5 million square miles of water in this area called the Mona Passage, Miles.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2006

  • And that is just less than 80 miles how from Pensacola itself, less than 70 miles from the beach, moving to the north-northwest, Miles, at 18 miles an hour.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2005

  • You know, in a state 400 miles long like ours, Miles, a few hundred feet is irrelevant.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2005

  • Meanwhile, about 12 miles to the north of us, Miles, remember the triage unit that was set up at the airport there?

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2005

  • In fact, the wind speeds so high, 58 miles per hour reported now in Beaumont, Texas, not too far from where Miles is, that in fact, they're having some huge problems, technical problems with communication.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • Here we have reports -- I think Orelon mentioned it -- down at the civil defense agency, a wind gust as high as 66 miles per hour compared to half of that where we are, which is about five miles away -- Catherine and Miles?

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2004

  • Meredith, it being about seven miles from our place, when the old dog broke down from the infirmities of age and Miles and I carried him home on our shoulders, it being his last appearance in the fields that he had so successfully hunted, for he died soon afterwards.

    Life gleanings, by compiled

  • After successfully holding in check for some months the regular troops under General Howard and a large force of Indian scouts, Joseph conducted a masterly retreat for over a thousand miles across the mountains, but was finally intercepted by General Miles when within a short distance of the Canadian frontier.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Lesser heralded than their collaboration with Monk (as documented on BAGS 'GROOVE and MILES DAVIS AND THE MODERN JAZZ GIANTS), this August 5, 1955 session with vibraphonist Milt Jackson was Miles' last all-star collaboration before the formation of his first classic quintet.

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  • Not only Hezbollah fighters firing out Katyusha rockets from this area, but also according to that Israeli military analysis they're firing modified Syrian-made rockets, and also some of the local residents have told us that Hezbollah fighters in this area have (INAUDIBLE) artillery field pieces, and those shells from those artillery pieces can typically fire about 19 miles, which puts those shells across the other side of the border, as and when Hezbollah choose to open fire with those weapons -- Miles.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2006

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