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Balfour

[bal-foo r, -fer] /ˈbæl fʊər, -fər/
noun
1.
Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour) 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05.
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  • It appears Balfour was the civilian of the British while here in power.

  • Balfour had a look at the Liberals, and then he turned to his own back-benches and had a look at the Tories.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Poor Balfour was awfully lonely after Chamberlain crocked up.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • The district in Mr. Balfour's time was pleasant and peaceable.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • When Balfour was in power, we felt that our labour was not in vain.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Mr. Balfour's benefactions have not been confined to the Aran Islands.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for Balfour

Balfour

/ˈbælfɔː; -fə; -fʊə/
noun
1.
Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)
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Balfour in Medicine

Balfour Bal·four (bāl'fur', -fôr'), Francis Maitland. 1851-1882.

Scottish embryologist and zoologist noted for his studies of the development of the urogenital and nervous systems in vertebrates.

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