Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Winston Churchill (1874-1965), English statesman and author, or to his policies or writings.

Etymologies

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Churchill +‎ -ian

Examples

  • As I am in Churchillian mode at present here is another quote from the great man which those who let Dizaei run amok over the last 24 years should have read-it is also a good maxim for every police supervisor at every level

    Why front-line police officers are glad about Dizaei « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • At this point, his politics could be characterized as Churchillian conservative.

    Empire of Dreams

  • "So at the end of the day," he says as the sky darkens behind him over London, "I do stand by what you might describe as a Churchillian defense of the markets."

    'A Churchillian Defense of the Markets'

  • Today you mentioned Winston Churchill and you crowned your speech today with what I hope I may call a Churchillian gesture that will have a very lasting and beneficial effect in this country.

    Remarks By The President At Dinner

  • HAD Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's war-winning leader, lost his island-state's presidential election on January 26th, it would have been described as a Churchillian defeat.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The so-called Churchillian echoes presumably refer to some rather pedestrian stuff in the message about Britain overcoming worse crises in the past.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • Seeing as how Matthews described the speech as "Churchillian" before it was even given I'd say the tingle would be completely off the chart.

    Obama's address to Congress... the live-blog.

  • I think that this is -- I don't know if it's kind of Churchillian -- he had the beginning of the end, the end of the beginning or something like this, but I don't think the Mullah is going to be able to -- no matter if this thing dissipates somewhat, I just don't know if they're going to be able to go back to the old ways.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2009

  • The point of this is not to take Meacham to task for any time he may have called Bush "Churchillian" (though perhaps a more applicable word might be "Orwellian").

    Rachel Sklar: RussertWatch: Wherein The Editor Of Newsweek Won't Be Talking About News

  • It is in places beautifully written: Priest's take on Churchill is so good I was startled to find several impressive and very 'Churchillian' pieces of dialogue were Priest's own invention and not taken from any kind of historical record.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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