- a Gothic church in London, England.
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Examples from the Web for westminster abbey
He died May 8, 1662, and was interred in Westminster-abbey, under his own stall.Microcosmography
He deserved a place in Westminster-Abbey, and every year he lived, would have deserved it better.Life of Johnson
On the 2nd of May his remains were deposited with much form in the cloisters of Westminster-abbey.
On the eleventh day of October, the coronation of the king and queen was performed at Westminster-Abbey, with the usual solemnity.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
- a Gothic church in London: site of a Benedictine monastery (1050–65); scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs since William I
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