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Relating to or characteristic of the city of Boston, the capital of the US state of Massachusetts, or its inhabitants:‘she had a tinge of a Bostonian accent’
- ‘Bostonian blue bloods were among the first to imitate, popularise and avidly collect the Impressionists.’
- ‘This enthusiasm for Impressionism, particularly for Monet, became characteristically Bostonian.’
- ‘He was remarkably tall, with a big head and grave Bostonian courtesy.’
- ‘On social issues the Bostonian senator is progressive, but on economics he's on the right.’
- ‘Armed with wireless guitars the Bostonian trio makes regular excursions from the stage.’
A native or inhabitant of the city of Boston, capital of the US state of Massachusetts:‘a Bostonian arrived last week to give out presents and to entertain local youngsters’
- ‘He is married to a Bostonian.’
- ‘The 58-year-old Bostonian moved from Washington to take up a five-year post at the authority last month.’
- ‘And Bostonians have a strong sense of community.’
- ‘Bostonians had money to buy art, but they never showed it off.’
- ‘In an interview last week, this elegant Bostonian told us his great love is working for post-conflict situations.’
- ‘She also offended Berliners when she told them that she prefers the company of Bostonians.’
- ‘The town was named for the affluent Bostonian John Hancock (1737 - 1793) who was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.’
- ‘When asked where they are from, native Bostonians will often give the name of a community - Southie, for example - rather than Boston itself.’
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