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Chur·chill

 (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.

Churchill

, 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).

Churchill

, 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.

Churchill

(ˈtʃɜːtʃɪl)
n
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)

Churchill

(ˈtʃɜːtʃɪl)
n
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

Church•ill

(ˈtʃɜr tʃɪl, -tʃəl)

n.
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, who had been considered, especially by the Churchills, as making such an amazing match, was proved to have much the worst of the bargain; for when his wife died, after a three years' marriage, he was rather a poorer man than at first, and with a child to maintain.
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.
Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortunethough her fortune bore no proportion to the familyestatewas not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr.
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.
1929, in Mary [Churchill] Soames, ed., Winston and Clementine, The Personal Letters of the Churchills (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), 344.
Sometimes Lincoln's and churchills perceptions of the core principles at stake were illustrated by seemingly minor details, especially semantic ones.
Oldman lacks the real Churchills bulldog eyes, but he captures the obsessive drive and pit bull spirit of the prime minister who promised Great Britain nothing but "blood, toil, tears and sweat" as he waged all-out war against the advancing Nazis.
Historian David Starkey presents The Churchills, a three-episode documentary on DVD about two of Britain's greatest war leaders.
But Netanyahu has pride of place among the would-be Churchills. Lots of people, especially in the unhinged American conservative media and among Republicans in Congress, keep confirming his pretentions to Churchill-hood.
Grey saw Churchills initiative too as a challenge to his own control over the conduct of Britain's foreign policy.