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  1. Raffles, Sir Thomas Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford Rafflesnoun

    British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)


  1. raffles

    Raffles are games of chance in which participants purchase tickets in exchange for the opportunity to win prizes. The winner(s) is(are) selected randomly from all tickets purchased or distributed. Raffles are often used as fundraising events for organizations and non-profits.


  1. Raffles

    Raffles is a film starring David Niven and Olivia de Havilland, and is one of several film adaptations of an 1899 novel by E. W. Hornung, Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman. Sidney Howard wrote the screenplay for the 1930 version, died in 1939, and was given credit as co-author of the screenplay with John Van Druten. F. Scott Fitzgerald may also have worked on the script, but this is unconfirmed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raffles in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raffles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Raffles in a Sentence

  1. Jay Somerville:

    It’s a major problem, but at the same time I think retailers are now figuring out ways to combat bots with better firewalls and by getting consumers more engaged with things like in-store raffles.

  2. Sam Galsworthy:

    I've always felt an emotional connection with Stamford Raffles because Stamford Raffles was my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, when I mentioned this to Nigel Moore [ Raffles' FB director ], I saw his face light up as I hoped it would. But I was blissfully unaware that 2015 would be the centenary of the Raffles Singapore Sling.

  3. Angela Moore:

    I see a lot of hotels in my work, lots of hotels think they can simply offer a nice room with a pretty view, but what Fairmont and Raffles are doing here is more than just glitz. Each property is awe-inspiring and curated to each guest individually.

  4. Sam Galsworthy:

    It will be used in Raffles Singapore Slings but it's not anchored to one specific drink, gin is so versatile... I love it on the rocks or in a martini.

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