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proprietor
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  • Mr. Bounderby stared with a bursting pride at Mr. Harthouse, as much as to say, ’I am the proprietor of this female, and she’s worth your attention, I think.’

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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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