Definition of Elizabeth I

1. Noun. Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603).

Exact synonyms: Elizabeth
Group relationships: House Of Tudor, Tudor
Generic synonyms: Queen Of England
Derivative terms: Elizabethan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elizabeth I

Elisha Graves Otis
Elite Eight
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Haldane
Elizabeth I (current term)
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
Elizabeth Peabody
Elizabeth River
Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
Elizabeth Seaman
Elizabeth Seton
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabethan English
Elizabethan age
Elizabethan sonnet
Elizabethan sonnets

Literary usage of Elizabeth I

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"... a year in wages by taking so young a girl, Í shall let that go towards making up the deficiency." Mrs. Richmond smiled. " Yes, Elizabeth, I think alter ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1842)
"Elizabeth. I thought you had given up thinking of such things years ago. ... Sister Elizabeth, I know it," replied the junior, giving vent to the ennobling ..."

3. The Circle: A Comedy in Three Acts by William Somerset Maugham (1921)
"ELIZABETH. I've fallen desperately in love with him, Arnold. ARNOLD. ... ELIZABETH. I've been in love with Teddie ever since I knew him. ARNOLD. ..."

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