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When I was first sent from H.M.S. King Alfred to be interviewed by Goodeve in the Admiralty, I was furious. The War seemed to me, in June of 1940, to be desperately serious, and England in imminent peril of invasion.
Nevil Shute

Meaning of "H.M.S." in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES H.M.S. MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of H.M.S. in the English dictionary

The definition of H.M.S. in the dictionary is His Majesty's Service. Other definition of H.M.S. is His Majesty's Ship.


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WORDS THAT END LIKE H.M.S.

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B.S.
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Synonyms and antonyms of H.M.S. in the English dictionary of synonyms

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The term «H.M.S.» is very widely used and occupies the 21.032 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about H.M.S.

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2 QUOTES WITH «H.M.S.»

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Dominic Chianese
I went on tour in the play H.M.S. Pinafore.
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Nevil Shute
When I was first sent from H.M.S. King Alfred to be interviewed by Goodeve in the Admiralty, I was furious. The War seemed to me, in June of 1940, to be desperately serious, and England in imminent peril of invasion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «H.M.S.»

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HMS Ulysses
The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. Now reissued in a new cover style.
Alistair MacLean, 2009
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H. M. S. Surprise (Vol. Book 3) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
H.M.S. Surprise managed it."—Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships ...
Patrick O'Brian, 2011
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H. M. S. Cockerel
The adventures of Lieutenant Lewrie of the Royal Navy, first between sheets with Nelson's mistress, then at sea off Toulon during the French Revolution, where he is briefly captured by Colonel Bonaparte.
Dewey Lambdin, 2009
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Walking Through Your Bible with H.M.S. Richards
Assignments for reading the Bible chronologically in one year with daily inspirational thoughts selected from the sermons and writings of Harold Marshall Sylvester Richards, founder of the "Voice of Prophecy" radio broadcast.
H. M. S. Richards, Harold Marshall Sylvester Richards, Kenneth W. Wilson, 1983
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H.M.S. Unseen
The H.M.S. Unseen is one of the most efficient, lethal submarines ever built.
Patrick Robinson, 2009
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HMS Resolute
Follow the divergent lives of a sadistic commander, a Quaker abolitionist, an intrepid Arctic explorer, a pro-slavery senator, an Irish sea captain's wife and headstrong daughter, and a Yankee whaler as they intertwine in the incredible ...
Elizabeth Matthews, 2007
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The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty (Illus. Classics)
Describes Captain Bligh's account of the mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies, in an illustrated ...
William Bligh, 2005
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HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour
In "H.M.S. Marlborough Will Enter Harbour," an old sloop, homeward bound, is torpedoed, leaving her guns out of action, more than three-quarters of her crew dead, and radio contact impossible.
Nicholas Monsarrat, 2000
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Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake: Commanded by ...
Host authority: Maritime Services Board of New South Wales
John MacGillivray, William Carron, 1852
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Many Were Held by the Sea: The Tragic Sinking of HMS Otranto
In the absence of public monuments to the worst maritime disaster to befall American soldiers during World War I, Many were Held by the Sea serves as a memorial and in itself a monument to the 470 men of HMS Otranto who lost their lives on ...
R. Neil Scott, 2012

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «H.M.S.»

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Ovation! sets sail on the 'H.M.S. Pinafore'
Performing Arts Northwest's production of “H.M.S. Pinafore,” ... and W. S. Gilbert first premiered “H.M.S. Pinafore,” perhaps the most loved of ... «Bainbridge Island Review, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. H.m.s. [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hms>. Sep 2019 ».
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