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  1. John,1722–92, British general and dramatist: surrendered at Saratoga in American Revolutionary War.
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Examples from the Web for burgoyne

Historical Examples

  • Miss Burgoyne and her donkey were thrusting their heads in at the half door.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

  • As to what should best be done, Gage had no idea; Burgoyne, however, was ready with a plan.

  • And Elbow-room was Burgoyne's name for a long time thereafter.

  • From Burgoyne's voluminous correspondence we learn his state of mind.

  • The best contemporary description is, of course, Burgoyne's.

British Dictionary definitions for burgoyne


  1. John . 1722–92, British general in the War of American Independence who was forced to surrender at Saratoga (1777)
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