Balfour



Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour) 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05.
Contemporary Examples

He’s widely believed to have been the ghostwriter of the Balfour Declaration.
Milner’s Timeless Political Question: “Why Won’t They Listen to Me?” David Frum September 12, 2012

(Choosing to not use the word “the” is something of a tradition in the region—cough*Balfour*cough).
Kerry’s Talks: Diplomatic Snafu or Carefully Orchestrated Mess? Emily L. Hauser July 17, 2013

Some of the British officials who supported the Balfour Declaration were influenced by their fantasies about global Jewish power.
Why Is the Conservative Press Defending Murdoch? Peter Beinart November 19, 2012

But if he does, the almost 100-year old Balfour Declaration offers some helpful language.
How Abbas Can Recognize A ‘Jewish State’ While Preserving Palestinian Rights Jeremy Pressman August 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Mrs. Balfour had sent in a great box full of the most exquisite flowers, which she had brought all the way from the city.
Sevenoaks J. G. Holland

It has transpired that the one dream of his life was to hear Mr. Balfour abused.
They and I Jerome K. Jerome

I undertook the task, however, and I wrote to Mr. Balfour at once.
British Political Leaders Justin McCarthy

Poor Balfour was awfully lonely after Chamberlain crocked up.
Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine

But Balfour was untiring in industry, prompt and precise in method, and administrative work appealed to him.
Makers of British Botany; a collection of biographies by living botanists Various

And as a business man I think Balfour was fully up to the mark.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

noun
Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)

Balfour Bal·four (bāl’fur’, -fôr’), Francis Maitland. 1851-1882.

Scottish embryologist and zoologist noted for his studies of the development of the urogenital and nervous systems in vertebrates.

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