Definition of Sir Thomas Raffles
1. Noun. British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826).
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1. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips (1826)
"Thus," observes Sir Thomas Raffles, " in two small open boats, without a drop of water, or grain of food, or a rag of covering, except what we happened at ..."
2. The Life of the Right Reverend Thomas Fanshaw Middleton, D. D., Late Bishop by Charles Webb Le Bas (1831)
"favourable circumstance of the case is, that I CHAP. there met with Sir Thomas Raffles, who is lieu- 'v^v^ tenant-governor of Bencoolen, and a man of great ..."
3. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1819)
"Sir Thomas Raffles found himself obliged to agree to the unconditional surrender of ... Sir Thomas Raffles had again endeavoured to obtain justice for that ..."
4. The Cambrian (1901)
"Sir Thomas Raffles. \Milliam Wilberforce, Sir Thomas Duppa. Sir William Sterndale Bennett, Rev. ..."