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  • n. Plural form of Briton.


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  • To call them Britons is a sort of "bloodless genocide" because it denies indigenous people their own identity.

    The Archmoron speaks

  • Erasmian ill-articulation of Greek, it has become English, and has lent its little aid in dividing the Britons from the rest of the civilised world.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • ToppleTester is the most widely used topple-testing device in Europe, and has saved countless Britons from the embarrassment of being squished.

    And Please, No Tippling While Toppling

  • These newscasts were usually preceded by a recording of Rule Britannia and while joining in mentally with the remembered words I reached the phrase Britons never, never, never, shall be slaves; I recalled the definition of a slave as being one who received little or no remuneration for his services and who could never voluntarily escape his predicament.

    Coming of Age: 1939-1946

  • Because of all these things they are sometimes called the Britons of the Far East.

    Highroads of Geography

  • One of the most appalling crimes that Herr Hitler has committed, in the eyes of Britons, is that you can't believe his word.

    Guarding Our Heritage

  • I fear that the type of postcolonial studies taught at many universities focusses a great deal on the British Empire, where the Britons are the baddies, robbing the indigenous population of raw materials, and the local people the goodies, seeking liberation.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Then Oswy restored all the wealth, which was with him in the city, to Penda; who distributed it among the kings of the Britons, that is, Atbert Judeu.

    Cadafael, King of Gwynedd

  • In a still more apocryphal spirit the word Britons was averred by some of the older chroniclers to be derived from a leader, Brito -- "Britones Bruto dicti," to use the expression of Nennius (§ 18); Scots from Scota "Scoti ex

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • But to me it seems that the Britons are a colony of the Egyptians, or the Egyptians a colony of the

    Letters to Dead Authors


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