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glorious British & World English

Having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration

glorious English Thesaurus

a glorious victory

Glorious Revolution British & World English

The events (1688-9) that led to the replacement, in 1689, of James II by his daughter Mary II and her husband William of Orange (who became William III) as joint monarchs. The bloodless ‘revolution’ greatly enhanced the constitutional powers of Parliament, with William and Mary’s acceptance of the conditions laid down in the Bill of Rights

Glorious Twelfth, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

12 August, start of the grouse-shooting season in the UK

Glorious Revolution, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

replacement of James II by Mary II and her husband William of Orange in 1689

the Twelfth in twelfth British & World English

(In the UK) 12 August, the day on which the grouse-shooting season begins


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