governor-generalship love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office, functions, sphere of authority, etc., of a governor-general.


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  • I am no fan of the governor-generalship, but I must question the wisdom of PETA to garner Canadian sympathy with the words "It sounds like she's trying to give Canadians an even more Neanderthal image around the world than they already have."

    Canada's Governor General reeks of awesomeness (and just a hint of seal heart)

  • At the expiration of Montmagny's term of office, the governor-generalship was offered by Louis XIV to Maisonneuve, who thought fit to decline.

    Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, a short biography

  • At the expiration of Montmagny's term of office, the governor-generalship was offered by Louis XIV to Maisonneuve, who thought fit to decline.

    Archive 2008-02-10

  • There were to be three governors under him, and he wrote to Burton offering him the governor-generalship of Darfur, with �600 a year.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Had such an offer arrived eight years earlier, Burton might have accepted it, but he was fifty-seven, and his post at Trieste, though not an agreeable one, was a “lasting thing,” which the governor-generalship of Darfur seemed unlikely to be.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Our obvious policy would be, to conciliate the leading men by titles of honour, to conciliate the rising generation by giving them the offices of their own country, and make it a principle of colonial government, that while the command of the forces, or the governor-generalship should be supplied from home, every office below those ranks should be given to those brave and intelligent individuals of the colony who had best earned them.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • - General José Raon, who superseded La Torre, had fallen into disgrace, and in 1770 Anda was appointed to the governor-generalship of the Islands, specially charged to carry out the royal will with respect to the expulsion of the Jesuits and the defence of Crown rights in ecclesiastical matters.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Minister Becerra during the governor-generalship of General La Torre in the time of the Provisional Government in Spain which succeeded the deposed Queen Isabella II.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Lord Canning, the successor of Lord Dalhousie, entered on his governor-generalship at a moment full of "unsuspected peril"; for the disaffected in Hindostan had so misread the signs of the times as to believe that England's sun was stooping towards its setting, and that the hour had come in which a successful blow could be struck, against the foreign domination of a people alien in faith as in blood from

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • In the latter year, however, under the governor-generalship of the marquess of

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"


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