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Whitefriars

[hwahyt-frahy-erz, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfraɪ ərz, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a district in central London, England.
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  • After this we hear little or nothing of the Whitefriars Playhouse.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • They were the Whitefriars, their dress being white with a black hood.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • "All that's left of the monastery of the Whitefriars," said Jeffreys.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • Some traces of the buildings of the Whitefriars have also been found underground.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
  • Whitefriars is partly built upon, but some of the courts and gardens remain.

    London Walter Besant
  • A name given to the precinct of Whitefriars, a place of refuge for debtors.

  • It seemed to her that everybody must have been travelling to Whitefriars to-day!

    "Carrots:" Mrs. Molesworth
  • It was no joke then to threaten the privileges of Whitefriars.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • Pepys, the indefatigable, was a frequent visitor to the Whitefriars Theatre.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • The two men were hung opposite the Whitefriars gate in Fleet Street.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury

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