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Gwent

[gwent] /gwɛnt/
noun
1.
a county in S Wales. 531 sq. mi. (1376 sq. km).
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  • The first part of the campaign of Evesham was carried out in Gwent.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • Now, this is precisely what is described in the Domesday Survey of Gwent.

  • Fernvail, or Farinmail, appears to have been king of Gwent or Monmouth.

  • And so I came back to Gwent as to Avalon; there to heal me of my grievous wounds.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • The poem is an invocation to summer, to shed its blessings over the country of Gwent.

  • They are noble old places, even though they are noble in a humble way; there are no Haddon Halls in Gwent.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • For I have certain friends—very few of them—still living in Gwent and on its borders who have not heard the summons.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • But, as an instance of the fellowship and brotherhood that there was in the land of Gwent in the old days, here is a true story.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • Well I knew the old graveyards of Gwent, solemn amongst the swelling hills, peaceful in the shadow of very ancient yews.

    Far Off Things Arthur Machen
  • Gwent, the appellation of the district in Wales inhabited by the Silures, comprised the diocese of Landav.

British Dictionary definitions for Gwent

Gwent

/ɡwɛnt/
noun
1.
a former county of SE Wales: formed in 1974 from most of Monmouthshire and part of Breconshire; replaced in 1996 by Monmouthshire and the county boroughs of Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, and part of Caerphilly
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