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[wawl-sing-uh m]
  1. Sir Francis,c1530–90, English statesman: secretary of state 1573–90.
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Examples from the Web for walsingham

Historical Examples

  • "You should say, she professes to prefer us," replied Mr. Walsingham.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Captain Walsingham is not the man she desires for a son-in-law.

  • Well, ma'am; but I will ask Mr. Walsingham what he thinks, and show him the paper.

  • What can Mr. Walsingham, or all the Walsinghams in the world, tell more than we can?

  • Mr. Palmer and Mr. Walsingham were intimate in half an hour.

British Dictionary definitions for walsingham


  1. a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
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  1. Sir Francis. ?1530–90, English statesman. As secretary of state (1573–90) to Elizabeth I he developed a system of domestic and foreign espionage and uncovered several plots against the Queen
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