There is nothing more remarkable in Homer than what we shall venture to call his englishness.
In one respect her englishness of accent was less an imitation or an affectation than a certain form of politeness and modesty.
But I do maintain that the englishness of Boston has been seriously exaggerated.
The englishness of his landscapes makes Gainsborough popular.
All that is most characteristic of Tennyson, even his englishness, is gathered up in this poem of six stanzas.
Democracy in England has been the chief representative of veritable englishness up to these days.
The intense englishness of them hit one in the face like a well-directed blow from a powerful fist.
He was still looking at her, as if in enjoyment of the englishness and freshness of which he had spoken.
"people of England; the speech of England," Old English Englisc (contrasted to Denisc, Frencisce, etc.), from Engle (plural) "the Angles," the name of one of the Germanic groups that overran the island 5c., supposedly so-called because Angul, the land they inhabited on the Jutland coast, was shaped like a fish hook (see angle (n.)).
The term was used from earliest times without distinction for all the Germanic invaders -- Angles, Saxon, Jutes (Bede's gens Anglorum) -- and applied to their group of related languages by Alfred the Great. After 1066, of the population of England (as distinguished from Normans and French), a distinction which lasted only about a generation.
In pronunciation, "En-" has become "In-," but the older spelling has remained. Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889. As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c. Old English is from early 13c.
"spin imparted to a ball" (as in billiards), 1860, from French anglé "angled" (see angle (n.)), which is similar to Anglais "English."
A spin imparted to a billiard ball, tennis ball, etc, to make it curve
[1860s+; fr French angle, ''angled'' similar to Anglais,''English'']
An English muffin (1950s+ Lunch counter)