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Strafford

[straf-erd]
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noun
  1. 1st Earl ofThomas Wentworth, 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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Examples from the Web for strafford

Historical Examples

  • Strafford, my friend, there may have been reports, Vain rumors.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • It may be, too, that some mingled feeling may have arisen in Strafford's breast.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • For we are proud of you—happy and proud To have you with us, Strafford!

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • Go—'tis nothing— Only my heart that swells: it has been thus Ere now: go, Strafford!

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • A small matter, I warrant you,' replied Strafford with forced levity.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke


British Dictionary definitions for strafford

Strafford

noun
  1. Thomas Wentworth, Earl of. 1593–1641, English statesman. As lord deputy of Ireland (1632–39) and a chief adviser to Charles I, he was a leading proponent of the king's absolutist rule. He was impeached by Parliament and executed
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