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Disraeli

[diz-rey-lee]
noun
  1. Benjamin, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldDizzy, 1804–81, British statesman and novelist: prime minister 1868, 1874–80.
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  • July 4, 1864, Mr. Disraeli brought forward his motion of "no confidence."

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Mr. Disraeli's motion was lost, and the ministry was sustained.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • "A makeshift budget" was introduced by Mr. Disraeli and passed.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Mr. Disraeli was severely sarcastic at the expense of the government.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Mr. Disraeli offered a resolution of dissatisfaction in the House of Commons.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook


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Disraeli

noun
  1. Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. 1804–81, British Tory statesman and novelist; prime minister (1868; 1874–80). He gave coherence to the Tory principles of protectionism and imperialism, was responsible for the Reform Bill (1867) and, as prime minister, bought a controlling interest in the Suez Canal. His novels include Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845)
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