The accidental discovery, just made, that the proprietor of the Temperance Tavern kept liquor on his premises, scarcely fluttered the public pulse, tremendous as the fact was. (not reviewed by editor)
The prize was delivered to Tom with as much effusion as the superintendent could pump up under the circumstances; but it lacked somewhat of the true gush, for the poor fellow's instinct taught him that there was a mystery here that could not well bear the light, perhaps; it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises—a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt. (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.