[dev-uh n-sheer, -sher]
- a county in SW England. 2591 sq. mi. (6710 sq. km).
Also called Devon.
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Examples from the Web for devonshire
In fact, Devonshire has more rooftop solar installations than any other region in England.It’s Always Sunny In England
The Daily Beast
September 17, 2014
Chatwin's tone throughout Under the Sun recalls the Duchess of Devonshire's epistolary adieu, "In tearing haste—."The Enigmatic Nomad
Kirk Davis Swinehart
February 26, 2011
You must make a mistake: my uncle married this lady in Devonshire.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
There are some thousands in arms already, and all Devonshire is on the move.
Five hundred horse with the Devonshire militiamen were in the van.
This was probably the brightest era in the life of the Duchess of Devonshire.Beaux and Belles of England
"We're going back to Devonshire the day after to-morrow," she said.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
- 8th Duke of, title of Spencer Compton Cavendish. 1833–1908, British politician, also known (1858–91) as Lord Hartington. He led the Liberal Party (1874–80) and left it to found the Liberal Unionist Party (1886)
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