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Government House


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The building which contains the government offices.
  • n. The official residence of a governor.


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  • At nightfall, protesters demanded the withdrawal of troops at the prime minister's office, known as Government House, where a tense standoff subsided when protesters agreed to leave for the night.

    Bangkok Protestors Force Army to Pull Back

  • It was held in the ballroom of Government House, which is huge, though many people spilled outside into the garden - it was a warm evening.

    Journal for 28 October

  • Ross and Crozier were once again guests at the governor's house — officially called Government House by the old-time inhabitants of Hobart Town — but this time it was obvious that a shadow lay over both Franklins.

    The Terror

  • Herodian troops held all the key points of the city, and what had been the palace of the city's impotent figurehead prince was now called Government House and was occupied by Cado and his captains.

    The Tower of Fear

  • An avenue 130 ft. broad and nearly 1½ m. long, planted throughout its length with trees, leads from the town to Government House, which is built on the site of

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • By this time the fort by the Bowling Green, which had stood since the days of the Dutch, was torn down to make room for a mansion that was to be called the Government House and be occupied by the President.

    The Story of Manhattan

  • The Government House, which is the residence of the viceroy, is one of the finest palaces in the world, and in architectural beauty, extent and arrangement surpasses many of the royal residences of Europe.

    Modern India

  • The Government House is a handsome and spacious castellated building, in every way worthy of the colony; the views from some parts of the grounds being of almost unparalleled beauty.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

  • The Government House is a large clumsy-looking brick building with a portico, the stucco of which has suffered by the weather, and it can advance no pretensions to architectural beauty.

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • King William Street divides Hindley from Rundle Street, and is immediately opposite to the gate of Government House, which is built on a portion of the Park lands, and is like a country gentleman's house in

    Expedition into Central Australia


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