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Originally only a place name, then also a family name, later also a given name in the Churchill family. Maybe from Old English wine ( “ friend ” ) + Old English stān ( “ stone ” ) . [1] Pronunciation [ edit ] IPA ( key ) : /ˈwɪnstən/ Proper noun [ edit ] Winston A

wiktionary.org | 2017/8/1 13:17:32

political football print that page

1944 Sept. 11, " Foreign News: Free Sicily ," Time : Last week the most curious sidelight on Winston Churchill 's recent trip to Italy was the revelation that Sicily was once again becoming a political football at the toe of the Italian boot. 1992 August 15, Larry Rohter , " Retrial

wiktionary.org | 2018/3/23 13:21:03

The Few print that page

From a speech by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill : "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". Proper noun [ edit ] The Few ( historical ) The British and Allied fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain in World War II . Categories : English

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totus porcus print that page

section 25 February 1996. "When I finally decided to go in, I went in whole hog, totus porcus" - Winston Churchill , Testimony to the Dardanelles Commission. D'Este, Carlo. Warlord, HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Categories : English lemmas English adverbs English idioms English slang

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patches. Noun [ edit ] bargaining ‎( plural bargainings ) The act of one who bargains. Winston Churchill , Marlborough: His Life and Times (book 2, page 51) All the materials, therefore, existed for an interminable series of hagglings, bargainings , and blackmailings.

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to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for. 1946 , Winston Churchill , Sinews of Peace : The United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined

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Iron Curtain print that page

Specialised use of iron curtain . Used (in German) during World War II by Joseph Goebbels . In English it appeared in telegrams from Winston Churchill to Harry S. Truman in 1945 before being popularized by Churchill in a speech he gave at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri 5 March

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OMG print that page

fish died." "OMG, I'm so sorry to hear that." 1917 September 9, John A.F. Fisher , letter to Winston Churchill : I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis— O.M.G. ( Oh! My God! )—Shower it on the Admiralty!! ( computing ) Initialism of Object Management Group

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meanwhile print that page

unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him. Quotations [ edit ] 1955 March 1, Winston Churchill , From his last major speech in the House of Commons : The day may dawn when fair play, love for one's fellow men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations

wiktionary.org | 2018/5/27 8:34:59

aliveness print that page

uncountable , plural alivenesses ) The state of being alive ; exuberance , intensity . 1917 , Winston Churchill , The Dwelling-Place of Light : ... she's such a perplexing mixture of old New England and modernity, of a fatalism, and an aliveness that fairly vibrates. 1920 , Jack

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