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Anglo-Saxon


Promise me—incidental to the issue—Anglo-Saxon—dirty word—Childe Roland.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest or their descendant
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  • Promise me—incidental to the issue—Anglo-Saxon—dirty word—Childe Roland.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He looked over his notes again and again—the first English dictionary, the growth of the English language, William Shakespeare, words from French and German, new words, old words, new inventions, Anglo-Saxon words, Latin and Greek roots, American English—it all became a big jumble in his mind.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • Therefore, with all of this Anglo-Saxon wrath directed at him from the good solid citizens of the county, who thought blacks and chimpanzees were somehow parallel in evolutionary development, there was an excellent chance that Wohlert was a damn good guy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I mean those Anglo-Saxon four-letter words that everyone should be able to say.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Well, most of the time we were on the Anglo-Saxons.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • You are very Anglo-Saxon, Mademoiselle.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The Anglo-Saxon genius for parliamentary government asserted itself; there was a great deal of talk and no decisive action.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It is Anglo-Saxon and Protestant.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • To the Anglo-Saxon race has been intrusted the destinies of the world, during its pioneer period of struggle and conflict.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And now we’re coming back to Narnia just as if we were Crusaders or Anglo-Saxons or Ancient Britons or someone coming back to modern England?
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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  • She wanted us to look like something Anglo-Saxon, carved on a tomb; or Christmas card angels, regimented in our robes of purity.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Just as Allied soldiers, like the cultures they came from, often held virulently racist views of the Japanese, Japanese soldiers and civilians, intensely propagandized by their government, usually carried their own caustic prejudices about their enemies, seeing them as brutish, subhuman beasts or fearsome "Anglo-Saxon devils."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The founder of the City of the Saints could not escape from the taste for symmetry which distinguishes the Anglo-Saxons.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • In a few hours the great questions with which the Anglo-Saxon race had been grappling for centuries had been thrown upon these people to be solved.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • He was a bright, handsome lad, nearly white; for he inherited the complexion my grandmother had derived from Anglo-Saxon ancestors.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • ’He’s an Anglo-Saxon Messenger—and those are Anglo-Saxon attitudes.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • The narrowness and superficiality of the Anglo-Saxon tourist is nothing less than a menace.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It never occurred to him that this was an unlucky number, an Anglo-Saxon superstition.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In short, French was the language of honour, of chivalry, and even of justice, while the far more manly and expressive Anglo-Saxon was abandoned to the use of rustics and hinds, who knew no other.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …the number of missions to sixty and had failed abysmally in that endeavor too, and the chaplain was ready now to capitulate to despair entirely but was restrained by the memory of his wife, whom he loved and missed so pathetically with such sensual and exalted ardor, and by the lifelong trust he had placed in the wisdom and justice of an immortal, omnipotent, omniscient, humane, universal, anthropomorphic, English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon, pro-American God, which had begun to waver.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In these trials we have accepted the Russian idea of the purpose of trials—government policy and not justice—with little relation to Anglo-Saxon heritage.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And now close up, leaning tall and relaxed, his arms outstretched stiffly upon the table, I saw the broad, taut span of his knuckles upon the dark grain of the wood, the muscular, sweatered arms, the curving line of the chest rising to the easy pulsing of his throat, to the square, smooth chin, and saw a small X-shaped patch of adhesive upon the subtly blended, velvet-over-stone, granite-over-bone, Afro-Anglo-Saxon contour of his cheek.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • His real handle was Gurevitch, but that didn’t have the dash that went with the proud Anglo-Saxon names of his heroes.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The crowd outside was quiet yet, perhaps out of respect for the church, out of that aptitude and eagerness of the Anglo-Saxon for complete mystical acceptance of immolated sticks and stones.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • It’s the historical Anglo-Saxon way of making life miserable….
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • You can describe the business clinically as if it were a do-it-yourself manual—insert tab A into slot B—but there are not that many tabs or slots, whether you use the Anglo-Saxon names or their Latinate alternatives.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • You’re the prototype of the white Anglo-Saxon people see every day on the better cricket fields, or the tennis court.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • An Anglo-Saxon, I believe.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Bad writers, and especially scientific, political and sociological writers, are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones, and unnecessary words like EXPEDITE, AMELIORATE, PREDICT, EXTRANEOUS, DERACINATED, CLANDESTINE, SUB-AQUEOUS and hundreds of others constantly gain ground from their Anglo-Saxon opposite numbers.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Underneath that Anglo-Saxon exterior, education and all, beats the heart of a Russian.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The contradiction is not peculiar to Lincoln; Anglo-Saxon history is full of it.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The Anglo-Saxon foot is already on its borders.
    John O’Sullivan  --  Annexation (Texas)
  • Office-holder/ is more honest, more picturesque, more thoroughly Anglo-Saxon that /public-servant/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • What’s Anglo-Saxon?
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • Leora came to use, in her casual way, such words, such ancient Anglo-Saxon monosyllables, as would have dismayed Angus or Bert Tozer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It, too, had suffered in the border warfare between the Anglo-Saxon and the Celt, between things as they are and as they ought to be.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • At the same time exhibiting those articles, and penetrating him with a sense of the appalling difficulties of the Anglo-Saxon tongue.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Maine speech is very like that in West Country England, the double vowels pronounced as they are in Anglo-Saxon, but the resemblance is doubly strong on Deer Isle.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • It is very appropriate then that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom ….
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • (Clumly’s race on his mother’s father’s side.) He had a ruddy face like an Anglo-Saxon and brown hair, and he was taller than most of Batavia’s Sicilians grew.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They profess to show him how, if he is a grocer, he may become a sporting yachtsman; how, if he is a tenth-rate journalist, he may become a peer; and how, if he is a German Jew, he may become an Anglo-Saxon.
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
  • Out of it grew the sentimental and nostalgic figure of the cowboy as art American icon and then, as radio became popular, Will Rogers, "the plainspeaking plainsman with the heartland accent: male, Anglo-Saxon, individualist" and trustworthy.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • It was so unusual that he would be glad to see it again; a high, narrow forehead, brilliant yellow eyes set deep in strong arches, and full, florid cheeks,— not blank areas of smooth flesh, as in Anglo-Saxon faces, but full of muscular activity, as quick to change with feeling as any of his features.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • They’d say "for White Anglo-Saxon Protestants only.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • WHOEL, ANGLO-SAXON.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Threpe: name; from Anglo-Saxon, "threapian."
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • In French political circles, the RPF invasion was called "an Anglo-Saxon invasion.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I hope all that Anglo-Saxon phlegm doesn’t turn you into morons," Clara said as she bade her sons goodbye.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • ] It is true that the Anglo-Saxons settled in the New World in a state of social equality; the low-born and the noble were not to be found amongst them; and professional prejudices were always as entirely unknown as the prejudices of birth.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Who can measure the amount of Anglo-Saxon blood coursing in the veins of American slaves?
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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