To better see all uses of the word
Sir Walter Raleigh
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Used In
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • The Spaniards have had a confused notion of this country, and have called it El Dorado; and an Englishman, whose name was Sir Walter Raleigh, came very near it about a hundred years ago; but being surrounded by inaccessible rocks and precipices, we have hitherto been sheltered from the rapaciousness of European nations, who have an inconceivable passion for the pebbles and dirt of our land, for the sake of which they would murder us to the last man.

  • There are no more uses of "Sir Walter Raleigh" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned and released from the Tower of London twice. The third time he was imprisoned, he was beheaded.
  • Walter Raleigh is beckoning to me from that lane—Wycliffe—Harvey— Hooker—Arnold—and a whole crowd of Tractarian Shades—
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading