Hastings


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Has·tings

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A borough of southeast England on the English Channel at the entrance to the Strait of Dover. Hastings is near the site of William the Conqueror's victory over the Anglo-Saxons under Harold II (October 14, 1066).

Hastings

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1. (Placename) a port in SE England, in East Sussex on the English Channel: near the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), in which William the Conqueror defeated King Harold; chief of the Cinque Ports. Pop: 85 828 (2001)
2. (Placename) a town in New Zealand, on E North Island: centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing region. Pop: 71 100 (2004 est)

Hastings

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1. (Biography) Gavin. born 1962, Scottish Rugby Union footballer; played for Scotland (1986–95), scoring 667 points in 61 games
2. (Biography) Warren. 1732–1818, British administrator in India; governor general of Bengal (1773–85). He implemented important reforms but was impeached by parliament (1788) on charges of corruption; acquitted in 1795

Has•tings

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1. Warren, 1732–1818, first British governor general of India 1773–85.
2. a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here 1066. 74,600.
3. a city in S Nebraska. 23,045.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hastings - United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)
2.Hastings - a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place
East Sussex - a county in southern England on the English Channel
3.Hastings - the decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
Norman Conquest - the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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The farm in the valley of the moon evidently caught his fancy, and, though the Japanese and his parcels were safely in the skiff, Hastings still lingered.
So strikingly did they resemble each other, that Hastings was not many minutes in calling attention to it.
They are looking for a ranch in the valley of the moon," Hastings concluded his explanation of the pilgrimage to Clara.
I can tell you, Hastings, it's making life jolly difficult for us.
I'm afraid you'll find it very quiet down here, Hastings.
My dear Hastings, I don't mind telling you that I'm at my wit's end for money.
The striking victory over a menacing combination of Turks and Arabs in the north, won by troops under the command of Lord Hastings, the veteran of so many striking victories, was already spread by the newspapers all over the Empire, let alone to this small garrison so near to the battlefield.
One would think you didn't really admire Hastings or--or--anything.
The great Lord Hastings believed in science and study, as in other severe ideals of life, and had given much paternal advice on the point to young Boyle, whose appearances in that place of research were rather more intermittent.
During the seventeenth century the English East India Company, originally organized for trade, had acquired possessions in India, which, in the middle of the eighteenth century and later, the genius of Clive and Warren Hastings had increased and consolidated into a great empire.
While the trial of Hastings was still in progress all Europe was shaken by the outbreak of the French Revolution, which for the remainder of his life became the main and perturbing subject of Burke's attention.
On such occasions, as in his first speech in the impeachment of Hastings, he was irresistible.