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

nproprietari mpl terrieri
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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.
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.
In Persuasion, the primary basis for distinguishing between the sets is social standing--most of the characters are members of either the navy or the landed gentry.
Since slaves were an especially visible form of property, the possession of which testified to a certain level of wealth and prestige, slave owners in America were able to insist upon their parity with the landed gentry of England.
It's about the relations between two famous families (Ridout and Jarvis, some members of which are memorialized in the cathedral), and between the stuffy conventions of the landed gentry and the more free-spirited ways of the Children of Peace, a sect that lived in a commune north of what is now Toronto.
I used to be a relatively carefree renting bohemian with no debts, but the moment I signed this piece of paper I was the landed gentry with an enormous debt burden.
During the course of the eighteenth century the clear division between landed gentry and the 'lower' classes was gradually eroded by the growing wealth and importance of those who fitted into neither category, such as merchants, manufacturers and some farmers.
Landed gentry that I am, I'm still a dyke and not a gay boy, and in these matters, stereotypes count.
A body of twenty men known as the Privy Council - composed of leading jurists and physicians, generals and churchmen, landed gentry and scholars - sat above all other ducal councils, whether civic or military.