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, 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.
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relating to, typical of or reminiscent of Winston Churchill
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Adj.1.Churchillian - of or relating to or suggestive of Winston Churchill
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And when Saddam was interviewed last year by maverick Labour MP George Galloway,he too spoke of his admiration for the great statesman and struck a distinctly Churchillian note when predicting the course of any war: ``We will fight them on the streets,from the rooftops, from house to house.We w ill never surrender,''he said (after offering Galloway his choice from a box of Quality Street,as further evidence of his Anglophilia).
The prize speaks for itself, so Rushall Olympic manager John Allen says there will be no need for any Churchillian motivation for today's clash.
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Charmian May is excellent as a sternly Churchillian Grace, and Brigit Forsyth plays fantasist Adele as a woman hilariously maddened by unfulfilled desires.
At a lunch given by Sutton Coldfield's Conservative Association to back the Tory's Keep the Pound campaign, Botham made a Churchillian speech on the virtues of England before square cutting any idea of John Bull getting too fiscally friendly with Johnny Foreigner.
"Martin was hardly Churchillian in his speeches, but he rarely needed to say anything.
STOKE hope to add some Churchillian resilience to their Premier League survival bid after visiting the Houses of Parliament.
Today's visit of Manchester United will spark lots of Churchillian rhetoric, plenty of never-say-die attitude and loads of up-and-at-'em spirit but, in our view, no points.
And if an enemy force invades will Cameron hit the airwaves to give an updated Churchillian message: "We'll fight them on the khazis, in the kitchens, in front of the Jeremy Kyle show and we will never surrender."
Going Up Ed Balls hailed as Churchillian for his speech promising a 1945-style drive to rebuild Britain if Labour are elected.
How did we end up describing as Churchillian, a Prime Minister surrendering a seat at Europe's top table in a stage-managed move which could eventually lead to the following quote: "Never in the history of negotiations has so little been gained for so few at a cost to so many."
He is a plain speaker and probably the most knowledgeable man in either the Commons or Lords, and it is his Churchillian approach that is greatly needed to finally sort out the present shambles.