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proprietor
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Bleak House
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  • Mr. Kenge also came to speak to us and did the honours of the place in much the same way, with the bland modesty of a proprietor.
  • Which there is nothing derogatory, but far from it in the appellation," says Mr. Snagsby, breaking off with a mistrust that he may have unpolitely asserted a kind of proprietorship in Mr. Weevle, "because I have known writers that have gone into brewers’ houses and done really very respectable indeed.
  • Skimpole said to Mr. Boythorn’s infinite delight) as if he were a considerable landed proprietor in heaven.

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  • After 40 years of greeting guests in person, the proprietor is retiring.
  • No tax can be laid on land which will not affect the proprietor of millions of acres as well as the proprietor of a single acre.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  The Federalist Papers

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