Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of eastern England. Settled by Angles in the late fifth century AD, it was a powerful kingdom by the late sixth century but became a dependency of Mercia for long periods after 650. The Danes controlled the region from 886 to 917, after which it became an English earldom.

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  • proper noun The area of eastern England occupied by Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire.

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  • noun a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom

Etymologies

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east + Anglia (the area occupied by the Angles)

Examples

  • This was not without cause: in her first Big Brother appearance, Jade called East Anglia "East Angular," and complained about being made "an escape goat."

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  • And I thought it was called East Anglia for a reason.

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  • And I thought it was called East Anglia for a reason.

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  • Many and extraordinary instances of the second sight have lately occurred in that part of England generally termed East Anglia, where in former times the power of the second sight seldom manifested itself.

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  • Sebald too finds elective affinities everywhere: in the fact that he lives in East Anglia, which is where Thomas Browne had practiced as a physician three centuries earlier; or that Browne's skull had indeed been stored in that selfsame hospital where Se-bald convalesced from a strange illness.

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  • Well, in a part of the country called East Anglia there lived an old

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  • Iceni occupied the peninsula between the Fens and the sea which was afterwards known as East Anglia (_Norfolk_ and _Suffolk_); and the

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  • Big Brother appearance, Jade called East Anglia "East Angular," and complained about being made "an escape goat."

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  • "It's definitely a crime to do that in the U.K., and we have reported it to the police," said Simon Dunford, a spokesman at East Anglia, which is conducting an internal probe.

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  • The Akeman Street ran between the Iknield and Ryknield Streets, and led from what the Saxons called East Anglia, through Bedford, Newport

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