Origin of British
Examples from the Web for british
Andrew still plans to fly to Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum on January 21, representing the British government.
It is the steady accretion of detail that may yet be the most damaging factor in the battle for British hearts and minds.
But I had won the British Award, Best Foreign Actor, so I went.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Viscount Mandeville, like many British aristocrats, had met her in the U.S. while “hunting” for an American wife.
British aristocrats married American heiresses in droves in the early 1900s.
Young British officers were either cool or, much worse, patronising.Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
We have seen that the British could not save the lighthouse.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
It was to save these devoted servants, that the spring of 1851 saw full 500 British and American seamen within the frigid zone.Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;|Sherard Osborn
Why does he not equip an army strong enough to resist such British aggressions?The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom|Hendrik Willem van Loon
The British Church was thus saved from enemies within; but enemies without soon had it by the throat.The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine|George Forrest Browne
British Dictionary definitions for british
Word Origin and History for british
Old English Bryttisc "of or relating to (ancient) Britons," from Bryttas "natives of ancient Britain" (see Briton). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s.