the English


: the people of England

Examples of the English in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest made it across the English Channel, where they were transferred to military hospitals for surgery and rehabilitation. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 June 2024 Danica Kirka reported from the Mont St. Michel ferry in the English Channel. John Leicester, TIME, 4 June 2024 Most recently, Britain has been divided over how to respond to migrants and asylum seekers crossing the English Channel and has been battered by a cost-of-living crisis as prices soar. Danica Kirka, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2024 The Bantu language used in the two emails to The Times is clunky in spots, according to a translator who reviewed the emails, while the English of the court documents the company has filed has been fluent. Matt Stevens, New York Times, 28 May 2024 But the knowledge diminished in popularity after the Church of England split from the Catholic Church during the English Reformation. Bridget Retzloff, The Conversation, 20 May 2024 Built starting in the 1180s, Dover Castle is located in southeast England just across the Strait of Dover—the narrowest part of the English Channel—from France. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2024 Paris has come to be defined by its River Seine, a 481-mile-long waterway that originates in Burgundy before spilling into the English Channel. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 May 2024 Daisy Ridley trades in her Star Wars lightsaber for a pair of goggles in new film Young Woman and the Sea, telling the real-life story of the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2024

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“The English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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