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Strafford

[straf-erd]
noun
  1. 1st Earl ofThomas Wentworth, 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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Historical Examples of strafford

  • It may be, too, that some mingled feeling may have arisen in Strafford's breast.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • Strafford, my friend, there may have been reports, Vain rumors.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • A small matter, I warrant you,' replied Strafford with forced levity.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • Pym will fail worse than Strafford if he thinks To frighten him.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • Oh, we'll dispense With seeing Strafford for a month or two!

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke


British Dictionary definitions for strafford

Strafford

noun
  1. Thomas Wentworth, Earl of. 1593–1641, English statesman. As lord deputy of Ireland (1632–39) and a chief adviser to Charles I, he was a leading proponent of the king's absolutist rule. He was impeached by Parliament and executed
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