Englishman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Englishman a man who is a native or inhabitant of England
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843
    • n Englishman A native or a naturalized inhabitant of England.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The toilet was invented by an Englishman named Thomas Crapper.
    • n Englishman A man who was born in or is a citizen of England; in a broad sense, a man of the English race who preserves his distinctive racial character, wherever he resides.
    • n Englishman An English ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Englishman a native or naturalised inhabitant of England
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
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    “The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.”
  • Junius
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    “The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.”
  • George Mikes
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    “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”

Idioms

An Englishman's home is his castle - (UK) This means that what happens in a person's home or private life is their business and should not be subject to outside interference.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. Englisc, from Engle, Angle, from the Angles who settled in Britain.

Usage

In literature:

The Englishman will be beaten.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
They asked me how it was that I, a stranger and an Englishman, spoke Corsican.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Still another intrepid Englishman narrowly missed having a big role in the drama of the Congo.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
From the point of view of the Austrian government he was merely a discredited Englishman, and therefore a person of no importance.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
It is for such reasons as these that an Englishman feels at home in Boston.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
Crystal de Cambray bestowing the slightest favour upon the Englishman.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
But what would this Englishman say if his place of worship were disturbed by some wandering Italian?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
One day a haughty Englishman came up to the offices and asked Dillingham to take in his card.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
What do you see in the Englishman?
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
The old Englishman, standing nearer the cabins, staggered and turned around two or three times.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
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In poetry:

Of old opinions he was full—
An Englishman, his sire,
Was hated long where peasants pull
Their forelocks to the squire.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
The moon was clear, the day drew near,
The spears in flinders flew,
But mony a gallant Englishman
Ere day the Scotsmen slew.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
The moon was clear, the day drew near,
The spears in flinders flew,
But mony a gallant Englishman
Ere day the Scotsmen slew.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
T' war is a curse an' a blessin',
If fowks could understan';
It's brokken my home an' my childer,
But it's made me an Englishman.
"The New Englishman" by F W Moorman
An Englishman was Thomas Paine
Who bled for liberty;
But while his fight was far from vain
He died in poverty:
Though some are of the sober thinking
'Twas due to drinking.
"Tom Paine" by Robert W Service
Will you hear now the speech of King Raedwald,—heathen Raedwald,
the simple yet wise?
He, the ruler of North-folk and South-folk, a man open-browed
as the skies,
Held the eyes of the eager Italians with his blue, bold,
Englishman's eyes.
"King Raedwald" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

F or a British pub in Santa Rosa and the Englishman who operates it, Sonoma County is a long way from home.
Any beige box of a certain age starts to darken and stain like an Englishman's teeth, turning beautiful retro hardware into the equivalent of a filthy, leering uncle, something to hide, not flaunt.
On the green of Kingsbarns's par-five 12th hole in two, the Englishman could only watch as the animal ran away with his ball into the rough.
Englishman Alice Costelloe and American Kacey Underwood are Big Deal.
Englishman Justin Rose was second along with Australians Kim Felton, Brendan Jones and Richard Green and New Zealand's Gareth Paddison.
Dom Dwyer is an Englishman who dreamed of playing American soccer, a rarity to say the least.
Shy, profoundly boring Englishman Charlie (David James Barron), a dear friend of UK staff sergeant Froggy (Mark S.
However, a little known Englishman and Renaissance scholar named Thomas Harriot was also exploring the heavens in 1609.
Ten years ago an Englishman, Keith McNally, opened a fake French bistro in Soho.
Before the Civil War' concludes with ' The Englishman in Kansas.
Sandra Wiechert of Lawrence will lead a discussion of The Englishman in Kansas by T.H.
In 1995, beer journalist and illustrator Alan Moen drew a wonderful cartoon at the expense of the most famous writer about beer, an Englishman named Michael Jackson.
A LEVEL ABOVE': The Englishman stopped the American with a right to the body and a left hook to the temple in the third, while Adrien Broner became the WBC champion.
Last month on the eve of his victory at the taylormade r11 irons Championship Justin Rose was asked about Sean Foley and the Englishman advised that working with Tiger Woods has made the Canadian swing coach's job harder.
Conway is only the latest stop for the peripatetic Englishman Garry Craig Powell, but he has been teaching creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas since 2004.
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In science:

Water, for example, has been subdued to increased pressure, already in XVII century. It is known that an Englishman, a certain Mr.
Semiclassical planetology : some results
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