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[suhth -erk] /ˈsʌð ərk/
a borough of Greater London, England, S of the Thames. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is a dog residing in the Borough of Southwark who keeps a blind man.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • This night he crossed London Bridge and passed into Southwark.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • He turned away as she rang the bell and he walked all the way back to Southwark.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill
  • The gate was at the Southwark extremity; the drawbridge was near the middle.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • At that time he was making his way back to his house in Southwark.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • At last they came into a little street near the Southwark Bridge.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland
  • It was the famous bull-ring of Blackman Street in Southwark.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • Say, governor,” said he as soon as Reginald entered, “do you know Southwark Road?

    Reginald Cruden Talbot Baines Reed
  • She is a native of Southwark, Philadelphia, and the widow of a sea-captain.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
British Dictionary definitions for Southwark


a borough of S central Greater London, on the River Thames: site of the Globe Theatre, now reconstructed; the former docks and warehouses have been redeveloped. Pop: 253 800 (2003 est). Area: 29 sq km (11 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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