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

  • Braine, John 1922-1986. British writer whose best-selling novel Room at the Top (1957) established him as one of Britain's Angry Young Men.


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  • Theresa Braine is a Mérida-based freelance reporter covering the Yucatan peninsula.


  • Next day the brigade remained at Hal in the morning, but about mid-day came an orderly from the Duke, and we pushed on once more until we came to a little village called Braine something, and there we stopped; and time too, for a sudden thunderstorm broke over us, and a plump of rain that turned all the roads and the fields into bog and mire.

    The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales

  • a town in France called Braine le Comte to learn the rudiments of a commercial career and to study the French language.

    A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D.

  • With Charlotte Legge and Kate Braine's royal connections Ms. Legge is the daughter of the Earl of Dartmouth and Raine Spencer, Princess Diana's stepmother; Ms. Braine is a well-known sculptress and London social figure, it wasn't long before their oversized rings made of handblown Venetian glass became a must-have in smart circles.

    Adding Jewels to Their Crowns

  • Johannes Mallinckrodt Tea-time jewelry by Legge & Braine With the days of big stones announcing the size of your husband's bonus long gone, some high-end buyers are shunning well-known brands in favor of smaller, private concerns, where service can be more personal and tailored.

    Adding Jewels to Their Crowns

  • When Kinder and Cecily came to visit, Ray had sharpened pencils, a stack of yellow legal pads, and a handbook on novel writing by John Braine at the ready.

    Raymond Carver

  • The newspapers loved all that, and they made Braine famous.

    Julian Fane: The Sodbury Crucifix

  • Braine and did good work in clearing the town and the high ground beyond it of strong hostile detachments.

    The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915

  • That of _Cowslips_ doth marvelously strengthen the Braine, preserveth against Madnesse, against the decay of memory, stoppeth

    A Book of Fruits and Flowers

  • To study history at the spot where the event took place means work as well as pleasure, so we took our luncheon and sleep in our car while the train carried us to Brussels, and out to Braine-l'Alleud, where, on the beautiful rolling plain of Belgium, June 18, 1805,

    Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes


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