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Synonyms for English

the people of England

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the discipline that studies the English language and literature

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist


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However support for a public holiday is conditional and many are reluctant to give up existing public holidays to mark their Englishness.
Those who did seek to politicise Englishness, it's long been argued, have done so by offering an insular, regressive and nostalgic fantasy.
Throughout April, the historians, alongside the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle, will examine concepts of Englishness expressed both at home and abroad in a lecture series, called Icons of Englishness.
Yet there are suggestions that right-wing, anti-Muslim nationalist groups are becoming increasingly focused on Englishness or Welshness.
There isn't a single definition of Englishness because the identity has become a divided and plural way of imagining a common identity.
Analysing the increasing popularity of English folk music in the twenty-first century, Performing Englishness is, like Robert G.
Prof Fernie said: "What we are doing is trying to redefine Englishness.
Also, with the surrender of the sovereignty of the British Parliament to Scotland and Wales, not to mention Europe, it is more necessary than ever to assert our Englishness.
Lancaster said: "England want to put the best side out and I don't think there are any concerns we are losing our Englishness.
believe foreseethe plateau (ECHO beachingly Seaforth Still, knowing only a little of the cultivation from the soil of all things hybrid yet noble and bounteous that your contributor juxtaposes with a nation's identity, I would also have arrived at a similar conclusion that Englishness just doesn't grow on trees.
The compulsive return of this vision, as a magic spectacle, produces a "solid and unchanging" notion of Englishness in the novel, momentarily restoring the otherwise fragmenting national allegories: "Repetition had become a comfort in her antiquity; the well-worn phrases, unfinished business, grandstand view, made her feel solid, unchanging, sempiternal, instead of the creature of cracks and absences she knew herself to be" (130).
And few could dispute that the worst habit of the largely insight-free World Cup commentary teams so far has been the time-old insistence of viewing everything through a prism of Englishness.
Over the past decade, more specifically since power devolution to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in June 1999, there has been a revival of the discourses on Englishness and English national identity.
Kermode's principal argument, however, is that the sense of Englishness that progressively develops in these dramas moves quickly beyond a simple antithesis of the self versus "the other" by incorporating and eventually even celebrating the foreignness that it had begun by rejecting.
Certainly this book makes a strong case for the continued relevance of class as a way of articulating Englishness, and produces from this idea interesting new readings.