Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Ceylon.
  • noun A native of Ceylon.

Etymologies

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Ceylon +‎ -ese

Examples

  • Its people may be referred to as Ceylonese n. or adj. or Sri Lankans.

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  • Its people may be referred to as Ceylonese n. or adj. or Sri Lankans.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • Assuming a look of bland courtesy, Jane led the way toward a separate room at the far end of the cadjan dominated by a long table where several young Ceylonese women were busily working.

    A Covert Affair

  • “The funny mistress of five or six accents,” Jane regaled them all with the story of her dinner party, successively taking the part of a lecherous old Oxonian who was trying to pinch her bottom, a drunk Ceylonese official, and a dry old colonial widow with a lorgnette.

    A Covert Affair

  • “The funny mistress of five or six accents,” Jane regaled them all with the story of her dinner party, successively taking the part of a lecherous old Oxonian who was trying to pinch her bottom, a drunk Ceylonese official, and a dry old colonial widow with a lorgnette.

    A Covert Affair

  • They have long enjoyed the uses of political power and hark back to a past when they were the rousing nationalist force behind Ceylonese kings.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • Assuming a look of bland courtesy, Jane led the way toward a separate room at the far end of the cadjan dominated by a long table where several young Ceylonese women were busily working.

    A Covert Affair

  • She caught a ride with them in a jeep to their camp, which was located only six miles outside Kandy but ended up being a bumpy, half-hour trip on narrow, crowded roads full of Ceylonese drivers devoid of traffic sense.

    A Covert Affair

  • They have long enjoyed the uses of political power and hark back to a past when they were the rousing nationalist force behind Ceylonese kings.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • They have long enjoyed the uses of political power and hark back to a past when they were the rousing nationalist force behind Ceylonese kings.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

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