Bloomsbury


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Blooms·bur·y

 (blo͞omz′bĕr′ē, -bə-rē, -brē)
A residential district of north-central London, England, known for its association with an influential group of writers, artists, and intellectuals, including Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes.

Bloomsbury

(ˈbluːmzbərɪ; -brɪ)
n
(Placename) a district of central London in the borough of Camden: contains the British Museum, part of the University of London, and many publishers' offices
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) relating to or characteristic of the Bloomsbury Group

Blooms•bur•y

(ˈblumz bə ri, -bri)

n.
a district in central London, N of the Thames: a literary and artistic center in the early 20th century.
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Noun1.Bloomsbury - a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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IT'S on my visiting cards sure enough (and it's them that's all o' pink satin paper) that inny gintleman that plases may behould the intheristhin words, "Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, 39 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Parrish o' Bloomsbury.
In a quarter of an hour we were in Bloomsbury at the Alpha Inn, which is a small public-house at the corner of one of the streets which runs down into Holborn.
And even more curious was the drawing-room, which attempted to rival the solid comfort of a Bloomsbury boarding-house.
Chelsea and Bloomsbury have taken the place of Hampstead, Notting Hill Gate, and High Street, Kensington.
Thus the vision of humanity appeared to be in some way connected with Bloomsbury, and faded distinctly by the time she crossed the main road; then a belated organ-grinder in Holborn set her thoughts dancing incongruously; and by the time she was crossing the great misty square of Lincoln's Inn Fields, she was cold and depressed again, and horribly clear-sighted.
If only people with brains--of course they would want a room, a nice room, in Bloomsbury preferably, where they could meet once a week.
He remembered that, in so far as she had been brought up at all, she had been brought up in Bloomsbury.
Meanwhile matters went on in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, just as if matters in Europe were not in the least disorganised.
Bazzard's, who had once solicited his influence in the lodger world, and who lived in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square.
We had turned into Bloomsbury Street without exchanging a syllable when he struck the trap-door with his fist.
It was my particular difficulty that I did not know directly where he was; for I understood at first he was in the lodgings of his wife's mother; but having removed myself to London, I soon found, by the help of the direction I had for writing my letters to him, how to inquire after him, and there I found that he was at a house in Bloomsbury, whither he had, a little before he fell sick, removed his whole family; and that his wife and wife's mother were in the same house, though the wife was not suffered to know that she was in the same house with her husband.
Shortly after they had gone away for the first time, one of the scouts came running in with the news that they had stopped before Lord Mansfield's house in Bloomsbury Square.