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The thing that struck me most after first viewing 'The Sessions' was the charm of Mark O'Brien and the intimacy that the director, Ben Lewin, manages to capture perfectly on screen. I did not feel forced or cajoled in any way into believing the story.
Marco Beltrami

Meaning of O'Brien in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF O'BRIEN

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WHAT DOES O'BRIEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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O'Brien dynasty

The Ó Briain dynasty are a royal and noble house founded in the 10th century by Brian Boru of the Dál gCais or Dalcassians. After becoming King of Munster, through conquest he established himself as Ard Rí na hÉireann. Brian's descendants thus carried the name Ó Briain, continuing to rule the Kingdom of Munster until the 12th century where their territory had shrunk to the Kingdom of Thomond which they would hold for just under five centuries. In total, four Ó Briain's ruled in Munster, and two held the High Kingship of Ireland. After the partition of Munster into Thomond and the MacCarthy Kingdom of Desmond by Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair in the 12th century, the dynasty would go on to provide around thirty monarchs of Thomond until 1542. During part of this period in the late 13th century they had a rivalry with the Norman de Clare house, disputing the throne of Thomond. The last Ó Briain to reign in Thomond was Murrough Ó Briain who surrendered his sovereignty to the new Kingdom of Ireland under Henry VIII of the House of Tudor, becoming instead Earl of Thomond and maintaining a role in governance.

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The first definition of O'Brien in the dictionary is Conor Cruise. 1917–2008, Irish diplomat and writer. As an Irish Labour MP he served in the coalition government of 1973–77, becoming a senator. He edited the Observer. Other definition of O'Brien is Edna. born 1936, Irish novelist. Her books include The Country Girls, Johnny I Hardly Knew You, and In the Forest. O'brien is also Flann, real name Brian O'Nolan. 1911–66, Irish novelist and journalist. His novels include At Swim-Two-Birds and the posthumously published The Third Policeman. As Myles na Gopaleen he wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times.

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奥布莱恩
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O´Brien
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O'Brien
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ओ ´ब्रायन
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اوبراين
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О´Брайен
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O´Brien
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O´Brien
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オブライエン
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오브라이언
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O´Brien
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О´Брайен
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O´Brien
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3 QUOTES WITH «O'BRIEN»

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Marco Beltrami
The thing that struck me most after first viewing 'The Sessions' was the charm of Mark O'Brien and the intimacy that the director, Ben Lewin, manages to capture perfectly on screen. I did not feel forced or cajoled in any way into believing the story.
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Rob Corddry
Pat O'Brien knows nothing. He's on the Hell express.
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Mickey Spillane
I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O'BRIEN»

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The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
autorTim O'Brien, 2009
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Birthmarked
IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.
autorCaragh M. O'Brien, 2010
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Springboard and Platform Diving
Springboard & Platform Divingprovides readers inside information once exclusively reserved for the world's best. This book is a one-of-a-kind blueprint for diving success, written by the best coach in the sport.
autorRonald F. O'Brien, 2003
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The Third Policeman: A Novel
With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.
autorFlann O'Brien, 1996
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Father Elijah: An Apocalypse
Father Elijah, a Holocaust survivor and convert to Catholicism from Judaism, travels through Europe and the Middle East on a papal mission to find a man who may be the Antichrist and induce him to repent.
autorMichael David O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, 1997
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Spirituality in Nursing
Completely updated and revised, this Fourth Edition now includes a chapter on servant leadership.
autorMary Elizabeth O'Brien, 2010
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Going After Cacciato
" So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.
autorTim O'Brien, 2009
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Z for Zachariah
Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
autorRobert C. O'Brien, 2007
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John F. Kennedy: A Biography
A portrait of the thirty-fifth president draws on newly released government archive material and the JFK library to offer insights into both his strengths and character flaws.
autorMichael O'Brien, 2006
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Banner O'Brien
The reissue of #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller’s Banner O’Brien, the first installment in the Corbins series!
autorLinda Lael Miller, 2012
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «O'BRIEN»

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Joe O'Brien, St. Paul chef and former restaurant owner, dies after …
"I love him very much," said Ramon Granda, 83, left, about his partner Joe O'Brien, 82, of St. Paul, Thursday January 23, 2014. "I'm living a life I ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
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Texans coach Bill O'Brien 'can't wait for camp to start'
Texans coach Bill O'Brien is so excited about his second training camp he's counting down the days until the veterans report Friday and ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Watch: New 'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' Trailer Promises More …
Dylan O'Brien is off and running again in the new trailer for “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.” The follow-up to 2014's “The Maze Runner,” ... «Variety, Jul 15»
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The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O'Brien
Forward J.J. O'Brien felt like an afterthought — a warm body to fill out the ranks. This was due, in part, to the realities of a crowded Jazz roster, ... «Salt City Hoops, Jul 15»
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New York Jets Flashback: QB Ken O'Brien
Today I want to look at a long tenured Jet, quarterback Ken O'Brien. His career on the Jets spanned 10 years, from 1983 to 1992. O'Brien was ... «The Jet Press, Jul 15»
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O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants
O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants. Posted: Jul 24, 2015 5:41 AM PDT. Friday, July 24, 2015 8:41 AM EDT. Updated: Jul 24, 2015 ... «Quincy Herald Whig, Jul 15»
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O'Brien has it on a Plate
Irish champion trainer Aidan O'Brien can collect the historic Her Majesty's Plate at Down Royal with Order Of St George, partnered by his son ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Surfer Jamie O'Brien lights himself on fire before riding massive wave
When professional free surfer Jamie O'Brien needed a new challenge, the man known as J.O.B. reached out to his fans on Instagram looking ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Five terms in House is enough, former speaker O'Brien says
MANCHESTER, N.H. —Former New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien confirmed Thursday he will not seek a sixth term in November ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
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State Rep. Sean O'Brien plans to run for State Senate next year
State Representative, Sean O'Brien, tells 21 News he will be running for a new position next year. O'Brien says he will be running for State Senate to fill the open ... «WFMJ, Jul 15»
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