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- n. The love of the country, culture or people of England.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. exaggerated admiration for England and English customs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. admiration for Britain and British customs
I was -- I met Churchill and danced with the queen and because of that I came down with an incurable disease called Anglophilia, and I confessed to that.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927 - 2003) acquired an enduring Anglophilia as a student in Britain in the early 1950s, and it carried over into his life in public office.
I had expected St. Robert Bellarmine to be the patron, the great Counter-Reformation powerhouse; instead, it was this lesser-known English abbey-building monk, suggesting less the rah-rah Catholicism of the forties than a genteel appeal to pre-reformation Catholic Anglophilia.
Yet so potent is the G&S magic that it is hard not to succumb to a nostalgic wave of Anglophilia when it is reprised in the grand finale, with sailors cheering, cymbals crashing and that last golden trumpet flourish sending us happily into the night.
Then there is the outbreak of Anglophilia in France.
In his quest to test Depp's legendary Anglophilia to its limits Vegas might also consider lining up The Stig's autobiography, Peaches Geldof's newspaper columns, and the 31-series box set of Last Of The Summer Wine.
U.S. fans and promoters have tried to push aside the Anglophilia at the heart of this sport's support in this country, looking instead to Latin America and the immigrants flocking to the USA from parts south.
American soccer's Anglophilia always has and always will confuse me.
Vásquez's father's uncle was ambassador to London in the 50s, and his father's three-year stay as a teenager ( "very important in his sentimental education") partly explains his son's "incurable Anglophilia".
A long and boring conversation ensued about why my mother was biased against the comma (she blamed her strict schooling), why I was biased toward the comma (I blamed my raging Anglophilia in my formative years), and why she was bothered so by the presence or absence of such a minor mark (her schooling coupled with her natural proclivity to favor order in the universe).
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