Definitions

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  • noun British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)

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Examples

  • Hugh Raffles is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, and he knows all about bugs.

    The Most Gorgeous Woman Alive for the 2nd Year Running « PubliCola

  • Hugh Raffles is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, and he knows all about bugs.

    He Knows All About Bugs « PubliCola

  • Raffles is presented to us and this is rubbed home in countless scraps of dialogue and casual remarksnot as an honest man who has gone astray, but as a public-school man who has gone astray.

    Raffles and Miss Blandish

  • A successful book in rather the same vein as Raffles is Stingaree. [back] 2. 1945.

    Raffles and Miss Blandish

  • At this date, the charm of Raffles is partly in the period atmosphere and partly in the technical excellence of the stories.

    Raffles and Miss Blandish

  • There were comfortable packing-cases to sit on, and some back numbers of the Family Herald, and even a copy of Raffles from the workhouse library.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • There was a stove burning there, and comfortable packing cases to sit on, and back numbers of the Family Herald, and even a copy of Raffles from the workhouse library.

    The Spike

  • I could still take an interest in the dreadful photographs of murderous and murdered men; they appealed to the morbid element in my nature; and it was doubtless with degenerate unction that I called Raffles's attention to a certain scene of notorious slaughter.

    A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

  • "He's a monitor, though, Raffles, which is a different sort of animal."

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • He is always referred to as a Raffles in real life.

    Sixes and Sevens

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