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  1. a town in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: nearby is Ilkley Moor (to the south). Pop: 13 472 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for ilkley

Historical Examples

  • We have returned a week ago from Ilkley, and it has done me some decided good.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

  • Then we went by train to Ilkley, and from thence took a carriage to Bolton.

  • I liked Ilkley, too, exceedingly, and shall long to revisit the place.

    Charlotte Bront

    T. Wemyss Reid

  • One of the name was overseer of highways, and one was churchwarden in Ilkley.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • Ilkley has contrived to keep an old well-house, where the water's purity is its chief attraction.