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

  • A residential district of north-central London, England, made famous by its association with an influential group of writers, artists, and intellectuals, including Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes, in the early 20th century.

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  • n. a city district of central London laid out in garden squares


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  • Blumond's Bury or Iseldon, which we call Bloomsbury and Islington, nobody thought of them in connection with London, any more than with

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  • Flush with the glow of last week's victory, let us not forget that these nasty shenanigans have gone on for a long time, and Bloomsbury is certainly not alone in the deviltry of its practices.

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  • In association with www. and using existing technology in libraries across the country, Bloomsbury is rolling out a groundbreaking e-lending strategy which will allow readers to read collections of bestselling books at local library terminals or with the use of a library card on home computers and internet enabled devices.

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  • Bloomsbury is set to transform the relationship between publishers and libraries, and between libraries and readers, with an innovative development in public lending: The Bloomsbury Library Online.

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  • Because just now in Bloomsbury you can see at least three exhibitions or new displays of supreme quality and startling intellectual power, the kind of aesthetic experiences that stay with you for years — and indeed in certain circumstancesmaybe for many visitors entirely transformative.

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  • Secondhand bookstores could also be found in Bloomsbury, with rare gems and old classics piled high in dingy corners.

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  • London Magazine into his (or Charles Lamb's) "little back study in Bloomsbury" ( "Two Races of Men," 98): when Elia gets personal it is by showing off the arrangement of his shelves.

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  • I took a four-wheeler and made for my youngest sister's house in Bloomsbury Square.

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  • My sister took me to their house in Bloomsbury Square, which we reached at about 8.30 p.m.

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  • She told me that she too was staying in Bloomsbury Square.

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