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  1. William Thomas,1880–1965, Irish political leader: president of the executive council of the Irish Free State 1922–32.
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Examples from the Web for cosgrave

Historical Examples of cosgrave

  • About six the fire died down, and we had a peaceful evening and night, and Cosgrave and I in the dugout made good use of it.

    In Flanders Fields and Other Poems

    John McCrae

  • Cosgrave was wounded in the bayonet charge which subsequently carried the trench.

    The Irish at the Front

    Michael MacDonagh

  • Cosgrave came over yesterday for a "stroll," but as he had a dinner engagement to keep before going home, he was in gorgeous gear.

  • Why was it that he started back with a pang when he saw Cosgrave in the house before him?

British Dictionary definitions for cosgrave


  1. Liam (ˈliːəm). born 1920, Irish statesman; prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1973–77)
  2. his father, W (illiam ) T (homas ). 1880–1965, Irish statesman; first prime minister (president of the executive council) of the Irish Free State (1922–32)
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