LITTLE ENGLANDERS


LITTLE ENGLANDERS
   those politicians who hold that English statesmen should concern themselves with England only and its internal affairs.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Little Eng|land|ism — «IHNG gluhn dihz uhm», the policies or views of Little Englanders: »To me it is…a curiously heartless piece of Little Englandism to refuse help to a recently independent Commonwealth partner for whom we were so long responsible (Manchester… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Little Englander — UK [ˌlɪt(ə)l ˈɪŋɡləndə(r)] / US [ˌlɪt(ə)l ˈɪŋɡləndər] noun [countable] Word forms Little Englander : singular Little Englander plural Little Englanders showing disapproval someone who thinks that people in England should concentrate on English… …   English dictionary

  • little englander — noun Usage: usually capitalized L&E : an Englishman opposed to territorial expansion of the British Empire and usually anticipating the gradual voluntary secession of existing possessions therefrom * * * ˌLittle ˈEnglander 7 [Little Englander… …   Useful english dictionary

  • little englandism — ˈiŋ(g)lənˌdizəm sometimes ˈeŋ(g) noun Usage: usually capitalized L&E : the policies and convictions of Little Englanders …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Anti-imperialism — An ti im*pe ri*al*ism, n. Opposition to imperialism. Note: This term was applied originally in the United States, after the Spanish American war (1898), to the attitude or principles of those opposing territorial expansion; in England, of those,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anti-imperialist — Anti imperialism An ti im*pe ri*al*ism, n. Opposition to imperialism. Note: This term was applied originally in the United States, after the Spanish American war (1898), to the attitude or principles of those opposing territorial expansion; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anti-imperialistic — Anti imperialism An ti im*pe ri*al*ism, n. Opposition to imperialism. Note: This term was applied originally in the United States, after the Spanish American war (1898), to the attitude or principles of those opposing territorial expansion; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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