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Briton

1. a native or inhabitant of Britain
2. a citizen of the United Kingdom
3. History any of the early Celtic inhabitants of S Britain who were largely dispossessed by the Anglo-Saxon invaders after the 5th century ad
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On these occasions might be seen the change since the unceremonious times of the old French traders; now the aristocratic character of the Briton shone forth magnificently, or rather the feudal spirit of the Highlander.
I insisted, courteously but firmly, on being accorded that deference and attention that was the right of the traveling Briton, and at the end I looked her full in the face.
traveling Briton of lesser degree is addressed as "Sir," as, Sir 'Arry
Your friend is the model young Briton of the present time.
But he reflected that he was a free-born Briton and had his rights.
Nevertheless, like a brainless and unreasoning Briton, he persisted in maintaining on the premises a large stock of cocks, hens, and other poultry.
Whenever he met a great man he grovelled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.
Lord Dawlish had that sturdy reverence for his interior organism which is the birthright of every Briton.
The boy virtually replied that as he had the honour to be a Briton who never never never, there was nothing to prevent his going in for it.
On their journeys those Britons were used to long fasts, and knew how to bear them; and also how to freight up against probable fasts before starting, after the style of the Indian and the anaconda.
We Britons had at that time particularly settled that it was treasonable to doubt our having and our being the best of everything: otherwise, while I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.
I had not then seen a coracle, such as the ancient Britons made, but I have seen one since, and I can give you no fairer idea of Ben Gunn's boat than by saying it was like the first and the worst coracle ever made by man.