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  1. a city in East Sussex, in SE England: seashore resort.
  2. a city near Melbourne in S Victoria, in SE Australia.
  3. a town in central Colorado.
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Contemporary Examples of brighton

Historical Examples of brighton

  • Port Elizabeth from the sea has the aspect of a small Brighton.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • De Barral, he resumed suddenly, was not coming to Brighton for weekends regularly, then.


    Joseph Conrad

  • I begged to have a line from him to the "Crown Hotel, Brighton," and concluded.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • Won the Brighton Beach overnight sweepstakes in nineteen an' four.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • Sysonby himself won the Brighton sweepstakes in nineteen-four.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

British Dictionary definitions for brighton


  1. a coastal resort in S England, in Brighton and Hove unitary authority, East Sussex: patronized by the Prince Regent, who had the Royal Pavilion built (1782); seat of the University of Sussex (1966) and the University of Brighton (1992). Pop: 134 293 (2001)
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