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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
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.