the English


: the people of England

Examples of the English in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1940: The Battle of Britain began as German forces bombed shipping conveys in the English Channel, attacking its ports and radar stations. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2024 The Isle of Wight is in the English Channel off the southern coast of Portsmouth. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 10 July 2024 Farage’s six-week campaign focused largely on freezing immigration and stopping small boats of refugees and migrants from crossing the English Channel to reach Britain from mainland Europe. Armani Syed, TIME, 5 July 2024 Meanwhile, across the English Channel, the U.K. is facing a very different situation. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the English 

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“The English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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