• WordNet 3.6
    • adj leal faithful and true "leal to the core of her intrepid Scottish heart"- Harry Lauder"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Leal Faithful; loyal; true. "All men true and leal , all women pure."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • leal True; faithful; loyal.
    • leal To make true; confirm as true.
    • leal Loyally.
    • leal Thoroughly; exactly.
    • leal Lawfully.
    • n leal A former silver coin of Portugal, worth 15 cents.
    • n leal A colonial Portuguese copper coin, worth 16 cents, struck at Goa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Leal lēl true-hearted, faithful
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. leial, another form of loial, F. loyal,. See Loyal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Norm. Fr. leal, same as loyal.


In literature:

I'm as leal friend to my lord of Argile as you or any of your clan.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Leal, Christo., notary, 555.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
A leal heart never lied.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Whether he had stirred himself in my affairs or not, I knew that I too owed my life none the less to the leal heart of a girl.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
There the gruesome imaginings of Valdes Leal are a fitting decoration.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
His forgiving parents and his leal-hearted brothers welcomed him home with more than the old love.
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
For she had clear, honest eyes that looked beneath the rough exterior of her country friends and recognised the true, leal hearts beneath.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
To Odin who was ever leal as I?
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
He was a leal, hard man, and what was a light woman's greediness to him?
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
He's no' very bonny, my dear, but he's leal to them he loves.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Yes, friends leal and true, a crust for one had meant a meal for all.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Your own leal heart can do that.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He gave me sixpence, and I'm going down to Leal's to get some as quick as ever I can.
"Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Or it is sic as a saikless maid And a leal true knight may swim?
"English and Scottish Ballads, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Yes, peasant love I grant you, but I think it was leal and true.
"Annie o' the Banks o' Dee" by Gordon Stables
Halcott refused to accept their offered promise to behave leal and true.
"The Island of Gold" by Gordon Stables
Juan de Valdes Leal, 1630-1691, lived until the time when Andalusian art was fast approaching its decline.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
You so leal, would you make me disloyal?
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
And what were ye for leal knights, fair sirs, that ye gave ear to such treason?
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake
His name was Juan Leal, which he was through all the events he was concerned with.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

In poetry:

The world seems fair and bright, Jessie
Near loving hearts like you,
But poonith's blast sifts simmer love,
And makes leal friendships few.
"To Miss Jessie Lewars" by Robert Burns
So pass the leal ones of this earth,
To leave us with a holier claim;
To touch us with their spirit-birth,
And whisper they are still the same.
"Dead Flowers" by Alexander Anderson
An' when at the last the trumpet blast
Shall bid the heavens be bared,
Then God will min' o' that ae leal heart
That sleeps in the auld kirkyaird.
"Patrick Laing" by Alexander Anderson
You have been leal, my friend, and true and tried
In battle, in captivity of me;
Since we went up to worship side by side
O'er the green hills I never more shall see.
"Orson's Farewell" by Nora Pembroke
“Therefrom, my lord, a cup I took
This day, that thou thereon mightst look,
And know me to be leal and true,”
And from his coat the cup he drew.
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
If we are working out Thy plan,
Give our brave soldiers arms of steel,
And may each prove himself a man--
To God and to his nation leal,
And never falter in the fight,
But die, if need be, for the right.
"Father Of Universal Man" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Leal released from hospital.
Now that Sara Leal has gotten to tell her side of the story, she just won't quit talking about it.
Photo by Israel Leal, AP photo.
Harlingen South Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach Gilbert Leal.
According to the website Shadow and Act, actress Sharon Leal will reportedly portray Zoe, the successful, sex- addicted business woman, who is married and a mother to three children.
Jim Morton's 2nd Game Replacing Gilbert Leal.
Randy and Connie Leal accept their $10,000 Powerball prize from Kansas Lottery officials Thursday in Topeka.
The first time proved lucky for rookie Powerball players Connie and Randy Leal of Burlington .
Among them was Laura Leal, a single mother of three who works at a local plant.
David Leal 14 days ago.
Harlingen South is now looking for their 5th head football coach in the past 7 seasons, this despite the dismissal of DWI charges against previous Hawks head coach Gilbert Leal.
Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak and Cole Leal (Amy Richards/TSM).
18 year old Cheyenne resident Cole Leal was honored by the Cheyenne Police Department with the Citizen Lifesaver "Hero" award Thursday.
Could Ashton Kutcher have more than just memories from his steamy encounter with blonde beauty Sara Leal.
So says Jonathan Leal, an artisan - or specialty - food producer himself.

In science:

Otero-Leal et al. order term of the Arrott equation with the coefficient at the quartic term of the Landau expansion, therefore deriving absolutely unsupported conclusions on the phase diagram of MnSi.
Comment on "Nature of the high-pressure tricritical point in MnSi"
Finally, it is worth remarking that the function χ defined in (4.5) also determines the probability distribution of Jeffery’s orbits in the presence of weak Brownian fluctuations (Leal & Hinch 1971).
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
It would therefore be more natural to consider the evolution equation for F (n; t) instead of that for f (n; t); this is indeed the usual approach in the literature (Leal & Hinch 1971; Hinch & Leal 1972; Brenner 1974; Bird et al. 1977; Doi & Edwards 1986).
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
Hinch E. J. & Leal L. G. 1972 The effect of Brownian motion on the rheological properties of a suspension of non-spherical particles. J.
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
Leal, L. G. & Hinch, E. J. 1971 The effect of weak Brownian rotations on particles in shear flow. J.
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
For more detail we refer to the classic monographs by Happel and Brenner , Kim and Karilla , and Leal ; a nice introduction is also offered by Hinch , as well as a more formal treatment by Pozrikidis .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Leal, Loop space coordinates, linear representations of the diffeomorphism group and knot invariants preprint, University of Montevideo, 1991.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The technique is similar to the one adopted by Ho and Leal in the case of a spherical particle in a bounded shear flow.
The role of tank-treading motions in the transverse migration of a spheroidal vesicle in a shear flow
Leal-Quiro discussed plasma torch processing of domestic and industrial solid waste.
Summary Talk of the X Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics
Acknow ledgment: We thank Ant´onio Leal Duarte for having drawn our attention to Kato’s book.
A Note on Extrema of Linear Combinations of Elementary Symmetric Functions
Srivastava, Lightfront quantization of field theory in Topics in Theoretical Physics, Festschrift for Paulo Leal Ferreira, eds., V.C.
Light-front Quantized Chiral Schwinger Model and its Vacuum Structure