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[duhn-furm-lin, -ferm-, duhm-]
  1. an administrative district in E Scotland, in the Fife region. 120 sq. mi. (311 sq. km).
  2. a city in this district, near the Firth of Forth.
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Examples from the Web for dunfermline

Historical Examples

  • For a number of years Blair has been an inmate of the Dunfermline poor house.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V.


  • She introduced Benedictines from Canterbury into her foundation at Dunfermline.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

    Dugald Butler and Herbert Story

  • Is it swifter than the horse which his Majesty keeps for his own use at Dunfermline?

    Tales From Scottish Ballads

    Elizabeth W. Grierson

  • These Dunfermline folk have acquired advantages in coming to America.

    Mark Twain's Speeches

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • For Dunfermline was forgotten in rebellious times, and the tombs were undisturbed.

British Dictionary definitions for dunfermline


  1. a city in E Scotland, in SW Fife: ruined palace, a former residence of Scottish kings. Pop: 39 229 (2001)
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