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British

1. relating to or denoting the English language as spoken and written in Britain, esp the S dialect generally regarded as standard
2. relating to or denoting the ancient Britons
3. the natives or inhabitants of Britain
4. the extinct Celtic language of the ancient Britons
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At the next meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Lord Kelvin exhibited these.
In this respect, therefore, there is no comparison between the intended power of the President and the actual power of the British sovereign.
It may be said here that the wise policy of the British Government severely punishes a disregard of the practices of the native religions.
The man was drum-major to one of the British regiments.
It is probable that the petitions of Congress would have had little or no effect on the British statesmen if the violent deeds of the American people had not shown how much excited the people were.
In 1762, the French lost possession of Canada, and the trade fell principally into the hands of British subjects.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
Besides, all manner of doubt was quickly put out of the question: preparations for the trip were set on foot at London; the factories of Lyons received a heavy order for the silk required for the body of the balloon; and, finally, the British Government placed the transport-ship Resolute, Captain Bennett, at the disposal of the expedition.
From the records of the Colonial Office and from the dead man's diary we learn that a certain young English nobleman, whom we shall call John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, was commissioned to make a peculiarly delicate investigation of conditions in a British West Coast African Colony from whose simple native inhabitants another European power was known to be recruiting soldiers for its native army, which it used solely for the forcible collection of rubber and ivory from the savage tribes along the Congo and the Aruwimi.
Under the stresses of the war their endurance reached the breaking point, the whole of China rose in incoherent revolt, and the practical destruction of the central government at Pekin by a handful of British and German airships that had escaped from the main battles rendered that revolt invincible.
From a wooded spur of the hills he looked down upon the enemy's left flank and beyond to the British lines.
I had relieved Olson, who had remained in the tower at my direction, having been a member of one of the early British submarine crews, and therefore having some knowledge of the business.