Definitions

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  • n. The state or privilege of being an Englishman.
  • n. A body of English people, especially in Ireland.

Etymologies

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English +‎ -ry

Examples

  • Tolkien had nothing more to say about the inhabitants of the Shire and their incongruous modern Englishry.

    1977, part 5: Lost tales, unattained vistas

  • This new administration limited its reforms to the Englishry in Ireland; it attempted to create around the Pale a network of fortified garrisons similar to those defending the English settlement at Calais.

    Catastrophic Dimensions:The Rupture of English and Irish Identities in Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1615

  • The chiefs must be made to feel the strong hand by a series of decisive campaigns, the whole country must be systematically garrisoned, and the Englishry must be strengthened by planting settlements of English colonists.

    England under the Tudors

  • But whether circumstances brought his English blood to the surface or his Pathan blood, whether the day were one of his most English days or one of his most Pathan days, whether it were a day of mingled and quickly alternating Englishry and Pathanity he now loved and supported

    Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

  • The greatest of them is now little more than a name; he is criticised to be underrated and not to be understood; but he presented all that alternative and more liberal Englishry; and was enormously popular because he presented it.

    The Crimes of England

  • But the feeling that he had come to persuade her to be reasonable, and the deeply rooted Englishry of him, conspired to make him say:

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The salary connected with the place was but so-so; yet the place itself, as agreed to among the Englishry of Chicago, was in no degree unsuited to a young man of good family, fair education, small resources, and limited prospects, and a desire to make a decorous and self-respecting figure in society -- such society as Western conditions offered.

    With the Procession

  • For example, at the Villa Ludovisi there was, beside numerous Englishry in detached bodies, a troop of Germans, chiefly young men, frugally pursuing the Sehenswürdigkeiten in the social manner of their nation.

    Italian Journeys

  • These parties of traveling Englishry are all singularly alike, from the "Pa'ty" traveling alone with his opera-glass and satchel, to the party which fills a gondola with well-cushioned English middle age, ruddy

    Venetian Life

  • 'Mr.St. Ivy,' was the last word of Sim, 'I was never muckle ta'en up in Englishry; but I think that I really ought to say that ye seem to me to have the makings of quite a decent lad.'

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

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