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Bal·four

 (băl′fo͝or′, -fôr′), Arthur James First Earl of Balfour. 1848-1930.
British prime minister (1902-1905) who later served as foreign secretary under David Lloyd George (1916-1919). In 1917 he promised British support for a national homeland for Jews in Palestine, provided that the rights of existing communities would be safeguarded.

Balfour

(ˈbælfɔː; -fə; -fʊə)
n
(Biography) Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)

Bal•four

(ˈbæl fʊər, -fər)

n.
Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour), 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05.
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MEMOIRS OF THE ADVENTURES OF DAVID BALFOUR IN THE YEAR 1751
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
The tale was to be of a boy, David Balfour, supposed to belong to my husband's own family, who should travel in Scotland as though it were a foreign country, meeting with various adventures and misadventures by the way.
If you ever read this tale, you will likely ask yourself more questions than I should care to answer: as for instance how the Appin murder has come to fall in the year 1751, how the Torran rocks have crept so near to Earraid, or why the printed trial is silent as to all that touches David Balfour.
When Mr Balfour replied to the allegations that the Roman Empire sank under the weight of its military obligations, he said that this was 'wholly unhistorical.
Yet, Wordsworth's "Laodamia," and the ode of "Dion," and some sonnets, have a certain noble music; and Scott will sometimes draw a stroke like the portrait of Lord Evandale given by Balfour of Burley.
Sometimes, when much excited with his subject, he had an odd way - compounded of John Bunyan, and Balfour of Burley - of taking his great quarto Bible under his arm and pacing up and down the pulpit with it; looking steadily down, meantime, into the midst of the congregation.
But you wouldn't expect a politician to understand that--Arthur Balfour wouldn't understand that.
ACI) and First Balfour recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential project collaborations in the Visayas.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, notes that Carillion has applied for compulsory liquidation.
Protesters wave Palestinian flags and carry a defaced photo of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and Arthur Balfour, on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in Ramallah, on Nov.
Palestinians in the UK have welcomed Jeremy Corbyn's decision not to attend events organized by a pro-Israel group celebrating the Balfour Declaration centenary.