The word British is an adjective referring in various ways to the United Kingdom, or the island of Great Britain, and its people.
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Famous quotes containing the word british:
“There is not a more disgusting spectacle under the sun than our subserviency to British criticism. It is disgusting, first, because it is truckling, servile, pusillanimoussecondly, because of its gross irrationality. We know the British to bear us little but ill willwe know that, in no case do they utter unbiased opinions of American books ... we know all this, and yet, day after day, submit our necks to the degrading yoke of the crudest opinion that emanates from the fatherland.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091845)
“Absolute monarchy,... is the easiest death, the true Euthanasia of the BRITISH constitution.
—David Hume (17111776)
“Quite frankly, if you bed people of belowstairs class, they go to the papers.”
—Jane Clark, British millionaire politicians wife. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (June 13, 1994)