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Whitefriars

[hwahyt-frahy-erz, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfraɪ ərz, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a district in central London, England.
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  • Whitefriars passed under city control in 1608 by grant of King James I, but certain rights remained, notably that of sanctuary.

    Shakespearean Playhouses Joseph Quincy Adams
  • After this we hear little or nothing of the Whitefriars Playhouse.

    Shakespearean Playhouses Joseph Quincy Adams
  • At the time he became interested in the Whitefriars Playhouse he was twenty-two years old.

    Shakespearean Playhouses Joseph Quincy Adams
  • They were the Whitefriars, their dress being white with a black hood.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • John de Montacute's father was buried in the Church of the Whitefriars.

    Old St. Paul's Cathedral William Benham
  • "All that's left of the monastery of the Whitefriars," said Jeffreys.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • Pepys, the indefatigable, was a frequent visitor to the Whitefriars Theatre.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • It seemed to her that everybody must have been travelling to Whitefriars to-day!

    "Carrots:" Mrs. Molesworth
  • It had originally stood alone on the brow of the hill overlooking the river and the Whitefriars Abbey.

    Cobwebs and Cables Hesba Stretton
  • It was no joke then to threaten the privileges of Whitefriars.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury

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