- an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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Examples from the Web for new england
This is no exaggeration of what I have seen in our New-England schools.
New-England will not be alone in manufacturing, nor Pennsylvania in mining.
Mr. Copeland's studies are directed at the New-England Conservatory.Music and Some Highly Musical People
James M. Trotter
In the town of my former residence in New-England, there were 300 free blacks.Abolitionism Exposed!
W. W. Sleigh
All that the people of New-England can do is to make the best of their case.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)
- the NE part of the US, consisting of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: settled originally chiefly by Puritans in the mid-17th century
- a region in SE Australia, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales
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Word Origin and History for new england
1616, named by Capt. John Smith. As an adjective, New English (1630s) is older than New Englandish (1863).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The region is thought to have been named by Captain John Smith for its resemblance to the English coast.
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