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 (ĭ-lī′jə) Ninth century bc.
Hebrew prophet who sought to abolish idolatry and restore justice. According to the Bible, he did not die but was carried skyward in a chariot of fire.
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(Bible) Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc, who was persecuted for denouncing Ahab and Jezebel. (I Kings 17–21: 21; II Kings 1–2:18)
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(ɪˈlaɪ dʒə)

a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
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Noun1.Elijah - a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idolsElijah - a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)
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[ɪˈlaɪdʒə] NElías
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They planned raids upon the baskets of farmers who had come with their fam- ilies to the fair.
The judge said Ilie bit her face, hit her, grabbed her, forced her on to a bed and forced himself on her.
Two coaches who encouraged Hisham to participate and believed he can win were Ilie and Adrian Gherman from Romania who saw his talent firsthand.
On that day, Ilie had walked into Roma Pizza on Dudley Road, Winson Green, and asked for work, claiming he owed someone money and needed somewhere to stay.
Ilie, 28, was charged and appeared at magistrates court two days later, but the case has now been dropped following the crown court hearing.
"Ilie shouldn't be banned by the tennis community," he tweeted.
A statement on the official Roland Garros Twitter account read: "Following the decision of his suspension by the @ITF-Tennis, Mr Ilie Nastase won't be accredited for RG17."
In another (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTR9sj8BAmD/) Instagram post, she also defended herself from Ilie Nastase's remarks towards her unborn child which she considered to be "racist." She thanked the ITF for looking into it and promised to cooperate.
"It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and (my) unborn child," Williams, 35, wrote on Instagram.
Ilie and her colleagues found that the risk of engaging in alcohol consumption, daily cigarette smoking, and being treated for physical injuries changed depending on the age of the subjects.
Folk music vocalist Grigore Lese, rowers Elisabeta Lipa and Ivan Patzaichin, tennis player Ilie Nastase, caricaturist Stefan Popa Popas, athletes Iolanda Balas Soter and Gabriela Szabo and panpipe player Gheorghe Zamfir on Monday received their passports of ambassadors of Romanian tourism.