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  • n. Plural form of Belgian.


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  • VICTORIA R. [Footnote 68: Written on the conclusion of a visit of the King of the Belgians to England.] _Queen Victoria to the King of the Belgians_.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861

  • The King of the Belgians is a scion of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, as is HM The Queen (Leopold I, first King of the Belgians, fixed it for Queen Victoria to marry his nephew Prince Albert), so swapping Monarchs would not involve too many mental gymnastics and we could then take the opportunity to divest ourselves of the slightly contentious requirement that our Monarchs not marry Catholics.

    Kingdoms in Ferment?

  • When we were overseas we did not look very kindly on certain Belgians; we thought they were a bit greedy, and sometimes not too clean, and at times not too honest; but I want to say that as a result of spending a good many days with Belgians last summer I changed my views of the Belgians, and found they were simple hearted, industrious and hospitable.

    International Peace and Good Will

  • Both Messrs. de Caluwe and Joosten are Belgians from the Dutch-, or Flemish-, speaking part of the country; in trilingual Belgium, language is always a fraught question, even for cultural institutions.

    From Revolution to Evolution

  • The late King of the Belgians is a candidate for sainthood, because of his stand on abortion.

    The God Delusion

  • King of the Belgians is the president and a citizen of the United States the chief executive officer.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The Belgians are a proud people, and since the days of Cæsar they had on numerous occasions hurled the invading Germans back and held their homes and frontiers inviolate.

    "The Red Watch" With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

  • Hayes had taken to calling the Belgians 'French', and the Swiss 'Krauts'.

    Oberheim (Voices)

  • Belgians, the last shots were fired by Belgians, and the Belgians were the last to cross the river.

    Fighting in Flanders

  • In his very opening chapter of the Bellum Gallicum Caesar tells us that all Gaul was in his day divided into three parts, inhabited respectively by the Aquitanians, the Celts, and the Belgians; and of the latter he says, "Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae," "Of all these the Belgians are the bravest."

    Belgium and the Belgians


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