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Burgoyne

[ber-goin] /bərˈgɔɪn/
noun
1.
John, 1722–92, British general and dramatist: surrendered at Saratoga in American Revolutionary War.
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  • Miss Burgoyne and her donkey were thrusting their heads in at the half door.

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  • As to what should best be done, Gage had no idea; Burgoyne, however, was ready with a plan.

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  • And Elbow-room was Burgoyne's name for a long time thereafter.

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  • From Burgoyne's voluminous correspondence we learn his state of mind.

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  • The best contemporary description is, of course, Burgoyne's.

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  • Under Burgoyne were some of the finest soldiers Europe could produce.

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  • Some of his messages did not get through the lines to Burgoyne.

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  • Two years later, he served in the campaign against Burgoyne.

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  • Burgoyne began his advance in June, with about eight thousand men.

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  • In Burgoyne is defeated by Arnold, and surrenders his army, Oct. 17, 1777.

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Burgoyne

/bɜːˈɡɔɪn/
noun
1.
John. 1722–92, British general in the War of American Independence who was forced to surrender at Saratoga (1777)
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