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

  • A section of eastern London north of the Thames River. It was long a densely populated working-class and immigrant area centered around the docks and warehouses, although most of the slums described by Charles Dickens and other Victorian writers were obliterated by bombing raids during World War II.

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  • proper noun colloquial, UK The east end of London, generally regarded to be east of the medieval walled City of London and north of the River Thames.

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Examples

  • Henry was essentially a city person, and we used to go to Brick Lane in the East End, which is overlooked by the tall buildings of the City next door.

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  • Henry was essentially a city person, and we used to go to Brick Lane in the East End, which is overlooked by the tall buildings of the City next door.

    Henry’s Demons

  • This is because the East End has been the poorest part of London and the fascists have always in different disguise used different issues at different time to scapegoat the poor and vulnerable community.

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  • In the East End is the Pennsylvania College for Women (Presbyterian; chartered in 1869), which has one hundred and two students.

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  • Well, I grew up in London's East End, which is where most Jewish people come from.

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  • The intimate shop stocks ambitious debut novels, art books for the new breed of Hackneyite and lots of literature on the local area and the East End.

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  • Occupying a brightly lit warehouse in the East End, it was founded by Louisa Bailey, book buyer for the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

    Independent bookshops in London

  • Whenever I drove into the East End, it seemed that I couldn't drive more than a couple of blocks without encountering a police car.

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  • LHO recently updated the map to find that it now took two tube stops to knock off a year of life – but that may be a blip, or down to the amount of Olympic money poured into the East End.

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  • In neighborhoods as diverse as tony St. John's Wood in the northwest of London and Hackney in the East End, as well as many places throughout England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth's subjects celebrated the marriage of her grandson by throwing the English equivalent of an American block party.

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