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[diz-rey-lee] /dɪzˈreɪ li/
Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ("Dizzy") 1804–81, British statesman and novelist: prime minister 1868, 1874–80. Unabridged
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  • On a somewhat crucial occasion he quietly said: 'I once asked Mr. Disraeli whether newspaper abuse was injurious to a public man.

    The Earl of Mayo William Wilson Hunter
  • July 4, 1864, Mr. Disraeli brought forward his motion of "no confidence."

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • This last feature of their ministerial character was most especially exemplified in the commons by Mr. Disraeli.

  • The elder Disraeli has a chapter on this subject in his Amenities of Literature.

  • For Dickens, like the young men of the time—Disraeli, Bulwer, and the rest—was a great fop.

    Life of Charles Dickens Frank Marzials
  • Peel seemed too cautious, Gladstone too subtle, Disraeli too insincere.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
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Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. 1804–81, British Tory statesman and novelist; prime minister (1868; 1874–80). He gave coherence to the Tory principles of protectionism and imperialism, was responsible for the Reform Bill (1867) and, as prime minister, bought a controlling interest in the Suez Canal. His novels include Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845)
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