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 (chûr′chĭl′, chûrch′hĭl′), Caryl Born 1938.
British playwright. Her best-known work, Cloud 9 (1979), is considered a landmark of feminist and postmodern literature.


, John First Duke of Marlborough. 1650-1722.
English general and statesman who served under five British monarchs. He is best known for his decisive victory in the Battle of Blenheim (1704).


, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer 1874-1965.
British politician and writer. As prime minister (1940-1945 and 1951-1955) he led Great Britain through World War II. Churchill published several works, including The Second World War (1948-1953), and won the 1953 Nobel Prize for literature.

Chur·chill′i·an (chûr-chĭl′ē-ən) adj.


1. (Placename) a river in E Canada, rising in SE Labrador and flowing north and southeast over Churchill Falls, then east to the Atlantic. Length: about 1000 km (600 miles). Former name: Hamilton River
2. (Placename) a river in central Canada, rising in NW Saskatchewan and flowing east through several lakes to Hudson Bay. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles)


1. (Biography) Caryl. born 1938, British playwright; her plays include Cloud Nine (1978), Top Girls (1982), Serious Money (1987), and Far Away (2000)
2. (Biography) Charles. 1731–64, British poet, noted for his polemical satires. His works include The Rosciad (1761) and The Prophecy of Famine (1763)
3. (Biography) John. See (1st Duke of) Marlborough2
4. (Biography) Lord Randolph. 1849–95, British Conservative politician: secretary of state for India (1885–86) and chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons (1886)
5. (Biography) his son, Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer). 1874–1965, British Conservative statesman, orator, and writer, noted for his leadership during World War II. He held various posts under both Conservative and Liberal governments, including 1st Lord of the Admiralty (1911–15), before becoming prime minister (1940–45; 1951–55). His writings include The World Crisis (1923–29), Marlborough (1933–38), The Second World War (1948–54), and History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58): Nobel prize for literature 1953


(ˈtʃɜr tʃɪl, -tʃəl)

1. John, 1st Duke of Marlborough, ( “Corporal John” ), 1650–1722, British military commander.
2. Lord Randolph (Henry Spencer), 1849–95, British statesman (father of Winston L. S. Churchill).
3. Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer), 1874–1965, British prime minister 1940–45, 1951–55; Nobel prize for literature 1953.
4. a river in Canada flowing NE from E Saskatchewan through Manitoba to Hudson Bay. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long.
5. Formerly, Hamilton. a river in S central Labrador, Newfoundland, in E Canada, flowing E to Lake Melville. 208 mi. (335 km) long.
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Noun1.Churchill - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)Churchill - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
2.Churchill - British statesman and leader during World War IIChurchill - British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
3.Churchill - a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain
Manitoba - one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada
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Captain Weston was a general favourite; and when the chances of his military life had introduced him to Miss Churchill, of a great Yorkshire family, and Miss Churchill fell in love with him, nobody was surprized, except her brother and his wife, who had never seen him, and who were full of pride and importance, which the connexion would offend.
They lived beyond their income, but still it was nothing in comparison of Enscombe: she did not cease to love her husband, but she wanted at once to be the wife of Captain Weston, and Miss Churchill of Enscombe.
Churchill, having no children of their own, nor any other young creature of equal kindred to care for, offered to take the whole charge of the little Frank soon after her decease.
He had only himself to please in his choice: his fortune was his own; for as to Frank, it was more than being tacitly brought up as his uncle's heir, it had become so avowed an adoption as to have him assume the name of Churchill on coming of age.
Frank Churchill was one of the boasts of Highbury, and a lively curiosity to see him prevailed, though the compliment was so little returned that he had never been there in his life.
Frank Churchill to come among them; and the hope strengthened when it was understood that he had written to his new mother on the occasion.
He was very nearly blackballed at a West End club of which his birth and social position fully entitled him to become a member, and it was said that on one occasion, when he was brought by a friend into the smoking-room of the Churchill, the Duke of Berwick and another gentleman got up in a marked manner and went out.
I dare say he thought I was a vain goose, and laughed at me for my pains, like Churchill in 'Helen.
Thou may'st remember each bright Churchill of the galaxy, and all the toasts of the Kit-cat.
when he was impeached for peculation, as were a great number of other honest gentlemen of those days; and Walpole Crawley was, as need scarcely be said, son of John Churchill Crawley, named after the celebrated military commander of the reign of Queen Anne.
InChurchill's Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government , released Tuesday, Oct.
Working with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, and Chartwell, the National Trust family home, and with access to private photograph collections courtesy of the family, the Isle of Man Post Office has captured a true portrait of this enigmatic character; the legendary politician, the great orator, the wartime leader, the soldier, the prolific writer, the talented artist and even the apprentice bricklayer!

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