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[eest-bawrn, -bohrn, -bern]
  1. a seaport in East Sussex, in SE England.
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Examples from the Web for eastbourne

Historical Examples

  • He travels, and on Thursdays, his Eastbourne day, takes his meals with the Marshes.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • "Yes, and Eastbourne will enable you to keep well," he returned, cheerfully.

  • The house that she had taken at Eastbourne was charmingly situated.

  • He went down to Eastbourne in Sussex; where I believe he now is.

  • Eastbourne is the most select, or least democratic, of the Sussex watering places.

British Dictionary definitions for eastbourne


  1. a resort in SE England, in East Sussex on the English Channel. Pop: 106 592 (2001)
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