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Egmont1

noun
  1. Mount Egmont an extinct volcano in New Zealand, in W central North Island in the Egmont National Park: an almost perfect cone. Height: 2518 m (8261 ft)Official name: Mount Taranaki

Egmont2

noun
  1. Lamoral (lamoˈral), Count of Egmont, Prince of Gavre. 1522–68, Flemish statesman and soldier. He attempted to secure limited reforms and religious tolerance in the Spanish government of the Netherlands, refused to join William the Silent's rebellion, but was nevertheless executed for treason by the Duke of Alva
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Historical Examples

  • Perplexed as she was, Egmont said he found her "marvellously firm."

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.

  • The estate passed by purchase into the hands of the Earl of Egmont.

  • "And you your life, Egmont, if you change not yours," replied the former.

  • Egmont was the first to whom the bishop communicated the sentence of death.

  • Egmont had at first shown a desire to address the people from the scaffold.


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