One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A male native or inhabitant of England, or a man of English descent.
- ‘But he had declared of himself that he had been born in England, and that he was an Englishman.’
- ‘Composed mainly of Germans and some Englishmen, the club was fanatically secretive about its activities, demanding that members abided by strict rules.’
- ‘Firstly, I still believe that the England manager's job should have gone to an Englishman.’
- ‘At one point there was an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman and a Scot on the first page of the leaderboard.’
- ‘They're people of her own sort, regular middle-class Englishmen and Englishwomen.’
- ‘But none of the Englishmen will say that England will win.’
- ‘Nor was the Finn thrilled by the prospect of having the abrasive Englishman for a team-mate next year.’
- ‘There were, then, good practical reasons why Englishmen should control the English Church and mould its character and personnel.’
- ‘I believe it is my right as an Englishman to celebrate my national day and an infringement of my rights to stop celebrations.’
- ‘Those fans who want an Englishman to run the national side will be encouraged by the football Premiership table this morning.’
- ‘He was an Englishman committed to his nation's titanic economic struggle against the Dutch.’
- ‘But his arrival changed the way that football is played in England, and the way it is played by Englishmen.’
an Englishman's home is his castle
proverb An English person's home is a place where they may do as they please and from which they may exclude anyone they choose.
- ‘The message is: it's a free country, and an Englishman's home is his castle - just as long as you don't happen to live under the ridiculous rules of a Residents' Association!’
- ‘When I get back home… well, an Englishman's home is his castle, isn't it?’
- ‘If an Englishman's home is his castle, his car must be his prized steed.’
- ‘They will argue that it breaches one of the most basic rights of all: that an Englishman's home is his castle.’
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