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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784–1865), British prime minister.


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  • a certain number of conventions -- a kind of Palmerstonian Whiggery,

    Prime Ministers and Some Others A Book of Reminiscences George William Erskine Russell 1886

  • The Danes were then the worst enemies of England, and the Norman government so far anticipated the Palmerstonian policy of neutrality, which consists in favoring the enemies of those whom you hate, as to throw open its ports to the ravagers of Normandy's neighbor.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866 Various

  • It was too moderate to provoke any enthusiasm, and it was hateful to the old Palmerstonian Whigs and most of the Conservatives, who objected to any enfranchisement of the working class.

    The Rise of the Democracy Joseph Clayton

  • His Hellenic majesty takes a peculiar satisfaction in hanging this decoration at the buttonholes of those who served Greece during the revolutionary war; while he suspends the cross of Commander round the necks, or ornaments with the star of the order the breasts, of all the Bavarians who have assisted him in relieving Greece of the Palmerstonian plethora of cash gleaned from the three powers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 Various

  • Palmerstonian eulogiums -- is a thousand years old.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873 Various

  • The debates upon the first and second readings were remarkable for energy of attack from the disaffected section of the old Palmerstonian party, nicknamed the “Adullamites.”

    Lady John Russell Ed 1910

  • The following passage in his speech was received with enthusiastic applause, and did much to secure a favourable hearing for his anti-Palmerstonian views during the campaign.

    Lady John Russell Ed 1910

  • Palmerstonian tradition, which was certainly neither that of Mr. Gladstone nor of Lord Granville.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1 Stephen Lucius Gwynn 1907

  • One day the British Foreign Minister received, from a source of which we know nothing -- but the Foreign Office in the Palmerstonian epoch was exceedingly well informed -- a communication which, having read, he did not deposit among the official documents at Downing Street, but carefully sealed up and placed among his own private papers.

    Terre Napoleón; a History of French Explorations and Projects in Australia Ernest Scott 1903

  • Voting with him was disagreeable enough, but this with his strong aversion to the Palmerstonian policy Peel could not avoid; besides which, it was known that Lord

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859 John Morley 1880


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