The King's English


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The king's English correct or current language of good speakers; pure English.
    • The King's English See under King.
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In literature:

The lure to James was the hand of the English king's daughter, Margaret Tudor.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
After living with the English, I would not go back to live under the king's officers, in any case.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Tynree is the Gaelic of a name that in the English is King's House.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Being now on English ground, he drank the King's health and sailed across to Masuah, the main port of Abyssinia.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
In spite of the king's threats they attacked the Spanish fleet as it lay in English waters, and drove it broken to Ostend.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The question doubtless occurs to most authors how far they are under bonds to the King's English.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Soon after, the English position was stormed, and the king's brother, Gurth, was slain.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Within Gresham's Bourse were piazzas for wet weather, and the covered walks were adorned with statues of English kings.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The king's father had linked himself to an English princess, and the Scottish people thought little of her.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
To imply he has the support of the English king's warships.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Peddler understood the challenge just as clearly as if it had been expressed in plainest King's English.
"The Secret Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Sometimes he did not talk, on the stage, without mouthing, marring the King's English.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
They were refused the protection of English law, shut out from the king's courts and from the king's peace.
"Irish Nationality" by Alice Stopford Green
Georgia gave a sudden start, and, had looks the power to kill, poor obtuse Mr. Lester would never have murdered the king's English again.
"The Actress' Daughter" by May Agnes Fleming
The Flemings were also hard hit by this collapse of the king's credit, and very naturally lost their enthusiasm for the English alliance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
But the English did not view the King's inducements with enthusiasm.
"Legends of Loudoun" by Harrison Williams
Even Ralf our Earl, the King's nephew, shall go, though his mother were English Godgifu!
"Star of Mercia" by Blanche Devereux
The English king, when he heard of his governor's action, informed Louis XIV.
"The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763" by Reginald W. Jeffery
But Eleanor, the King's mother, rested not till she had raised the money, and the English paid gladly.
"Britain in the Middle Ages" by Florence L. Bowman
I find the King's English expresses my meaning better.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot

In poetry:

Come, let us rejoice in James Joyce, in the greatness of this poet,
king, and king of poets
For he is our poor dead king, he is the monarch and Caesar of English,
he is the veritable King of the King's English
"From: A King Of Kings, A King Among The Kings" by Delmore Schwartz
King Robert the Bruce's deadly enemy, John of Lorn,
Joined the English with eight hundred Highlanders one morn,
All strong, hardy, and active fearless mountaineers,
But Bruce's men attacked them with swords and spears.
"Adventures of King Robert the Bruce" by William Topaz McGonagall
But alas! the king and his nobles fought in vain,
And by an English billman the king was slain;
Then a mighty cheer from the English told Scotland's power had fled,
And King James the Fourth of Scotland, alas! was dead!
"The Battle of Flodden Field" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

25% off New Year's Day Sale at The King's English.
King's English Holiday Party—meet the authors, get 20% off.
Bookworms unite at the King's English Bookstore for the Annual Holiday Party on Dec 8.
It wasn't just Paul Weller's esteemed status as head of the Jam, one of the great English punk-rock groups, that made him a kind of distant king in the Britpop scene of the 1990s.
Benjamin Britten's comedy Albert Herring takes place in the English countryside where meek mama's boy Albert (tenor Alek Shrader) reluctantly becomes his village's first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found.
To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII 's accession to the throne, Dr David Starkey travels across Europe to understand the inner life of this feared English king.