- a region in NW France, on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: a former duchy and province.
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There was The Brittany Murphy Story, dubbed a “colossal mess” by reviewers.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More
December 19, 2014
Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 years old when she found out she was pregnant again.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign
November 20, 2014
On Nov. 1, when Brittany ends her short but productive life, I will be thanking God for her remarkable and courageous example.
Not everyone has the resources to uproot themselves and move to a "right to die" state, as Brittany and her family have done.
Early this year, Brittany Maynard, a vibrant and active 29-year-old newlywed, began getting debilitating headaches.
His thoughts turned to the American girl who had sketched with him in Brittany that Summer.
She could walk to Marlotte—and go off by train in the morning to Brittany—anywhere.
I visited nearly the whole of Brittany, but made my chief stay at Finistre.My Double Life
And a promising beginning we have made in Brittany, as Heaven hears me!
They are determined to conduct these States of Brittany in their own way.
- a region of NW France, the peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: settled by Celtic refugees from Wales and Cornwall during the Anglo-Saxon invasions; disputed between England and France until 1364Breton name: Breiz (braɪz) French name: Bretagne Related adjective: Breton
- a medium-sized strongly-built variety of retriever with a slightly wavy coat usu. in tan and white, liver and white, or black and white
Word Origin and History for brittany
French Bretagne, named for 5c. Romano-Celtic refugees from the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain who crossed the channel and settled there (see Britain). The Little Britain or Less Britain (lasse brutaine, c.1300) of old, contrasted with the Great Britain. As a name for girls (with various spellings), almost unknown in U.S. before 1970, then a top-10 name for babies born between 1986 and 1995.