Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Casement, Sir Roger David 1864-1916. British diplomat who sought German assistance in the Irish nationalist cause during World War I and was executed for treason.

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Examples

  • The report on the Belgian Congo during the last quarter of that century which was written by that tragic figure, Sir Roger Casement, is pretty grim reading, but there is no reason for us to single out the Belgian Empire as worse than that of many other European countries.

    The Future of the Empire

  • Even the air base where the Queen will land is a reminder of past troubles, as it is formally known as Casement Aerodrome, after Sir Roger Casement, a diplomat who was hanged for treason in 1916 after arranging for Germany to ship arms to Irish Republicans.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Too weak to travel, he was discovered at McKenna's Fort (an ancient ring fort now called Casement's Fort) in Rathoneen, Ardfert and subsequently arrested on charges of treason, sabotage, and espionage against the Crown.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Fort (an ancient ring fort now called Casement's Fort) in Rathoneen, Ardfert and subsequently arrested on charges of treason, sabotage, and espionage against the Crown.

    WN.com - Business News

  • I'll see if it's good enough for Mr. 'Casement's secretary.

    Autumn Maze

  • Casement, who once served as British consul-general in Rio de Janeiro, had negotiated with Germany to ship arms to Irish Republicans during the First World War.

    No bows or curtsies when the Queen pays historic visit to Ireland

  • It was named after Sir Roger Casement, a member of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy who turned into an Irish nationalist hero after he was hanged for treason at Pentonville Prison in London a few months after the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

    No bows or curtsies when the Queen pays historic visit to Ireland

  • From her plane the Queen will see that the base's formal title is the Casement Aerodrome.

    No bows or curtsies when the Queen pays historic visit to Ireland

  • The heroism described is mostly that of the few investigators who dared to tell the truth of the mutilations, murders and slavery that characterised Leopold's Congo, the likes of E.D. Morel and Roger Casement.

    November Books 16) King Leopold's Ghost, by Adam Hochschild

  • The Bull, Bury, Byrne, Cantrill, Casement (in fact a nephew of the Roger Casement who was hanged for treason in 1916), Hunter, and Travers families all clustered around these notables in the neighborhood of Metung rather early, and there was also a small Chinese community, including an enterprizing market gardener called Poo Chong (“old Pooey”), whose plot was near the Buffalo Patch.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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