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Definition of Burke

  • To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
  • To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
  • United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
  • British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
  • get rid of, silence, or suppress
  • murder without leaving a trace on the body

How to use burke in a sentence. Burke pronunciation.

A pleasant day indeed for a sail,' and in imagination he followed the yacht down the lake, past its different castles, Castle Carra and Castle Burke and Church Island, the island on which Marban-Marban, the famous hermit poet, had lived.
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Webster, like Burke, was haughty, austere, and brave; but such a man is not likely to remain the favorite of the people, who prefer an Alcibiades to a Cato, except in great crises, when they look to a man who can save them, and whom they can forget.
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The fact was, at that time Mr. Webster seemed to be a croaker, a Jeremiah, as Burke at one time seemed to his generation, when he denounced the recklessness of the French Revolution.
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His fame will spread, and grow wider and greater, like that of Bacon and Burke, and of other benefactors of mankind; and his ideas will not pass away until the glorious fabric of American institutions, whose foundations were laid by God-fearing people, shall be utterly destroyed, and the Capitol, where his noblest efforts were made, shall become a mass of broken and prostrate columns beneath the debris of the nation's ruin!
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Among the other callers were a Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael Burke, a Mrs. Hanson Field, and a Mrs. Timothy Ballinger-all of whom left cards, or stayed to chat a few minutes.
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In Hanging Rock most of the girls and many of the boys had given names taken from Burke's Peerage, the Almanac de Gotha, and fashionable novels.
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London, Macmillan. "Bible in Spain," with notes and glossary by Ulick Ralph Burke.
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Then there were the experiments of John Butler Burke of Cambridge, who claimed that he had developed "radiobes" in tubes of sterilised bouillon by means of radium emanations.
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Mr. Burke and I are old friends," explained O'Connor.
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Burke drew a wallet out of his pocket, and from it slowly and deliberately selected a crisp, yellow-backed hundred-dollar bill.
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Without a word Burke handed Kennedy a pocket magnifying-glass, and Kennedy carefully studied the bill.
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He was about to say something when Burke opened his capacious wallet again and laid down a Bank of England five-pound note which had been similarly treated.
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Again Kennedy looked through the glass with growing amazement written on his face, but before he could say anything, Burke laid down an express money-order on the International Express Company.
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It was Burke's office calling him.
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O'Connor's question seemed to suggest an idea to Burke, and he reached for the telephone again.
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This is Burke of the secret service.
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This Forbes had a nose that was concave, Burke says.
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He pushed on, following the directions Burke had given him.
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Burke was at the other end of the wire.
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Craig seemed to enjoy the joke immensely as he told his story to Burke.
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Examples of Burke

Example #1
It seemed to him strange that he had never thought of visiting the ruined church when he lived close by at the northern end of the lake.
Example #2
Hardly enough to float a boat of her size.
Example #3
He was too proud and too dignified for that form of degradation; and he perhaps sacrificed his popularity to his intellectual dignity, and the glorious consciousness of being a national benefactor,-as a real statesman seeks to be, and is, when he falls back on the elemental principles of justice and morality, like a late Premier of England, one of the most conscientious statesmen that ever controlled the destinies of a nation.
Example #4
I cannot enumerate the magnificent bursts of eloquence which electrified the whole country when Webster stood out as the defender of the Constitution, when he combated secession and defended the Union.
Example #5
Very few people at the North dreamed of war.
Example #6
He uttered disagreeable truths,-as all prophets do,-and they took up stones to stone him,-to stone him for the bravest act of his whole life, in which a transcendent wisdom appeared, and which will be duly honored when the truth shall be seen.