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  • n. The quality, state or characteristic of being English


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  • I would not accept that Englishness is just another ethnicity in this coutry either but it is a changing and growing thing.

    The Coconuts Of London

  • This new fashionability - indeed even political correctness - of militant Englishness is a consequence of the Iraq war and is what links Gromit with Pinter.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Being Anglican, they felt, reinforced their 'Englishness'--turning Roman Catholic to some was almost like changing their citizenship.

    Philocrites: On early Unitarian fears of 'popery.'

  • Second, the idea of Englishness is becoming stronger in popular culture.

    From now on I'm English, not British

  • Hill said that the brand will continue to focus its branding on selling "Englishness" - not through overt symbols like the Union Jack, but in styles marked by an irreverent and quirky English attitude.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Reith Lectures entitled The Englishness of English Art, Nikolaus Pevsner, Continental to his bootstraps, waxed warm on the insular charms of his subject, the product of a world of

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • In few places is this truer than with Englishness, which is very much a work in progress - although, of course, all national identities are, and football is not always the most coherent way of understanding their trajectory.

    The Guardian World News

  • Andrew Motion is among a leading group of poets who have written a new liturgy exploring "Englishness" in a much-changed England, and are attempting to reclaim the patron saint, St George, from far-right groups such as the BNP.

    Poets enlist for quest to pull St George from jaws of far right

  • Sexual repression is a particular kind of Englishness — an England where the rain it raineth every day beyond a retractable roof.

    Anything Goes at Shakespeare in the Park!

  • While his mainstream non-M books have been less of a hit with me since they combine horror and "Englishness" and both are very hit-or-miss for me as opposed to space opera, I got all M book as soon as possible and read them on arrival for 17 years now.

    Archive 2009-09-01


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