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Use "burgesses" in a sentence
"First-term burgesses Hank Kuczenski and Mike Ciacciarella, Democrats who campaigned on promises to revamp Union City, will serve on the committee with veteran Republican Burgess Robert Neth, who lives in the area."
"Their rights were shown by the gallows erected at the gates of the town and by the belfry, whose bell called the burgesses to arms when the city was threatened by the enemy."
"These meetings of the burgesses were the great social as well as political event of the Old Dominion, and gave a gathering signal to the Virginian gentry scattered far and wide on their lonely plantations."