landed gentry


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Noun1.landed gentry - the gentry who own land (considered as a class)
gentry, aristocracy - the most powerful members of a society
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landed gentry

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The people in it are landed gentry, and they will begin to ask me questions, and to busy themselves about me.
Do you talk in that familiar manner of one of the landed gentry of England?
The man drank a mouthful humbly, and Smilash continued, "Here's to the glorious landed gentry of old England: bless 'em
She came of the highest landed gentry, yet she was not noble; she was gracious and pure and chari- table, of a blameless life and character, insomuch that in these regards was she peer of the best lady in the land.
Standish, the old lawyer, who had been so long concerned with the landed gentry that he had become landed himself, and used that oath in a deep-mouthed manner as a sort of armorial bearings, stamping the speech of a man who held a good position.
Our liberals are not Russian, nor are our conservatives, and you may be sure that the nation does not recognize anything that has been done by the landed gentry, or by the seminarists, or what is to be done either.
The added traditional Founders' Day for King James' School, Almondbury, recalled how it was originally a Chantry School held in church but was moved by the landed gentry of the area down St Helen's Gate to prevent Henry VIII seizing the property.
ISN'T it odd that the people who argue against rent controls are usually the people who own the houses, and their old maxim that rent controls builds slums is another one of the landed gentry myths.
They draw on a variety of historical accounts to describe the tension between two rival British interest groups, the landed gentry and the democratically inclined opposition, and to explain the failure to reach a compromise that would have granted representation to the colonies.
JUST in case the Tory landed gentry feel a bit homesick in the concrete urban setting of Birmingham, help is at hand.
But it doesn't matter because, these days, everyone assumes I went to Oxford and come from the landed gentry
From a leader who seems to lack compassion for the poor because he was born to the landed gentry, the government will have a leader whose love for the poor might exceed that of President Ramon Magsaysay.