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East Anglia

an early English kingdom in SE Britain: modern Norfolk and Suffolk.
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East Anglian, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In them the pretty village is normal, the plain hamlet exceptional; in East Anglia the contrary rule prevails.

    Through East Anglia in a Motor Car J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
  • And one will notice that Dickens is much in evidence in East Anglia.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • In East Anglia the greens are often of remarkable size and beautifully kept.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • Cantua has no power now, and East Anglia is held by Guthrun for me.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • Just now she was wondering why they had not told her before yesterday of Ethelbert of East Anglia, his coming and its purpose.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • So he sent an army to East Anglia, and took possession of it.

    Hereford Elizabeth W. Grierson
  • In the neck, so to say, of this natural pass into East Anglia lies the town of Cambridge.

    Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs
  • It, again, nests annually in East Anglia, thanks to protection.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
British Dictionary definitions for East Anglia

East Anglia

a region of E England south of the Wash: consists of Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that consisted of Norfolk and Suffolk in the 6th century ad; became a dependency of Mercia in the 8th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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