Definition for burgess (2 of 2)
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Calls to Burgess to comment on this story were not returned.
In any case, Burgess likes to rail against these pushy liberals and their tricky, communistic light bulbs.The GOP’s Relentless Crusade to Save America From Commie Light Bulbs|Michael Tomasky|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Burgess, nominated for Earthly Powers, would not attend the ceremony unless the committee guaranteed him a win.
It was Philby, it turned out, who alerted Maclean and Burgess that they should escape to the Soviet Union in 1951.Edward Snowden Risks Sharing Fate of Kim Philby, Guy Burgess & More|Malcolm Jones|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Any public attention had been on his possible role in tipping off Burgess and Maclean.
"I must be nervous," Professor Burgess said, trying to manage Dennie's umbrella and catching it in her hair.A Master's Degree|Margaret Hill McCarter
These "jumpings off" had become rather frequent lately, and Burgess was enraged at one happening on this particular day.
As for our artist, he is a burgess among burgesses,—a man of the people par excellence, and an Englishman above all.
But the fact is, Mr. Burgess, we've known him almost since we were infants, and of course we take an interest in his welfare.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
The two men looked at each other, and presently Burgess's eyes fell before those of the chaplain.
British Dictionary definitions for burgess (1 of 2)
- a citizen or freeman of a borough
- any inhabitant of a borough
Word Origin for burgess
British Dictionary definitions for burgess (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for burgess
c.1200, burgeis "citizen of a borough," from Old French borjois (Modern French bourgeois), from Late Latin burgensis (see bourgeois). Applied from late 15c. to borough representatives in Parliament and used later in Virginia and other colonies used to denote members of the legislative body, while in Pennsylvania, etc., it meant "member of the governing council of a borough."