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Westminster Abbey

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noun
  1. a Gothic church in London, England.
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Historical Examples

  • He died May 8, 1662, and was interred in Westminster-abbey, under his own stall.

    Microcosmography

    John Earle

  • He deserved a place in Westminster-Abbey, and every year he lived, would have deserved it better.

    Life of Johnson

    James Boswell

  • On the 2nd of May his remains were deposited with much form in the cloisters of Westminster-abbey.

  • On the eleventh day of October, the coronation of the king and queen was performed at Westminster-Abbey, with the usual solemnity.


British Dictionary definitions for westminster abbey

Westminster Abbey

noun
  1. a Gothic church in London: site of a Benedictine monastery (1050–65); scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs since William I
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westminster abbey in Culture

Westminster Abbey

Famous church located in London, England. Almost all English monarchs since William the Conqueror have been crowned there.

Note

Distinguished English subjects are buried there. The Poets' Corner contains the graves of great English writers, including Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Browning.
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