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premises
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Great Expectations
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  • It was not alluded to in any way, and no pale young gentleman was to be discovered on the premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Pumblechook and I breakfasted at eight o'clock in the parlor behind the shop, while the shopman took his mug of tea and hunch of bread and butter on a sack of peas in the front premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Pumblechook's premises in the High Street of the market town, were of a peppercorny and farinaceous character, as the premises of a cornchandler and seedsman should be.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Pumblechook's premises in the High Street of the market town, were of a peppercorny and farinaceous character, as the premises of a cornchandler and seedsman should be.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He mentioned that there was an opportunity for a great amalgamation and monopoly of the corn and seed trade on those premises, if enlarged, such as had never occurred before in that or any other neighborhood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By then making a loop of about a couple of miles into the open country at the back of Pumblechook's premises, I got round into the High Street again, a little beyond that pitfall, and felt myself in comparative security.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For the fugitive out on the marshes with the ironed leg, the mysterious young man, the file, the food, and the dreadful pledge I was under to commit a larceny on those sheltering premises, rose before me in the avenging coals.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Aged prepared such a hay-stack of buttered toast, that I could scarcely see him over it as it simmered on an iron stand hooked on to the top-bar; while Miss Skiffins brewed such a jorum of tea, that the pig in the back premises became strongly excited, and repeatedly expressed his desire to participate in the entertainment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Pumblechook made out, after carefully surveying the premises, that he had first got upon the roof of the forge, and had then got upon the roof of the house, and had then let himself down the kitchen chimney by a rope made of his bedding cut into strips; and as Mr. Pumblechook was very positive and drove his own chaise-cart—over Everybody—it was agreed that it must be so.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • … a theme, by the way, for the magic pen of our as yet not universally acknowledged townsman TOOBY, the poet of our columns!) that the youth's earliest patron, companion, and friend, was a highly respected individual not entirely unconnected with the corn and seed trade, and whose eminently convenient and commodious business premises are situate within a hundred miles of the High Street.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And she an't over partial to having scholars on the premises," Joe continued, "and in partickler would not be over partial to my being a scholar, for fear as I might rise.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "No," said he; "not till it got about that there was no protection on the premises, and it come to be considered dangerous, with convicts and Tag and Rag and Bobtail going up and down.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She was injured on the premises of the defendant.

  • "Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter

  • He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

  • They would like permission to search the premises, which means we have to vote.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
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