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She inherited the manor, but seldom visited it.
  a large house of a lord or wealthy person; or the house and the land around it
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  • She inherited the manor, but seldom visited it.
  • The manor’s security had been compromised.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • And they have another house, a manor out in the country.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Just at sundown we could see outbuildings and the lights in the manor where Star said that we would spend the night.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road

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  • The central building was built of golden stone, a Romanesque manor house surrounded by arched porticoes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "You expect to make it to the earl’s manor in four days?" he asked quietly.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This, of course, was no manor, but I suppose a house rife with any human activity has something over one unsettlingly spacious and silent.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • When we reached the manor, Father ordered me to change into something clean and to hurry down to greet the guests who were arriving to pay their respects.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Mr. Owens had seen Josiah Worthington in the flesh back when they were both alive, had in fact made several pieces of fine furniture for the Worthington manor house, out near Inglesham, and was still in awe of him.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • This one is called the Manors of Coventry.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine

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  • A Jean Jouvenet in Saint-Brieuc, six Monets in the area, a Faberge egg in a manor house near Rennes.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The reason I want you to know something about peanuts as a crop is simply because if you’re going to be the chatelaine of the manor, there are times when you’ll have to have a hand in the running of the operations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was a, levy put on the manors near Fort William—food for the garrison, horses for transport, and suchlike.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • You know, like a Priest’s Hole in old manor houses.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • We lived in a manor house, out in the country.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The manor-house is, as I have already said, very old, and only one wing is now inhabited.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • You always were a lord of the manor, weren’t you?
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • It didn’t look threatening, just a four-story manor painted baby blue with white trim.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I’ll expect you at the manor tomorrow to pick up the goods.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • There had been a lake by the manor house in Idris.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Once a fine-looking manor, and easily the largest and grandest building for miles around, the Riddle House was now damp, derelict, and unoccupied.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He did not know that the brick buildings, built to plan, were being built by serfs whose manorial labor was thus increased, though lessened on paper.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • This manor was built by Hugo, Sire of Somerel, the same who endowed the sixth chaplaincy of the Abbey of Villiers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Given our father’s characteristic air of superiority, I secretly expected him to live in a manor house surrounded by grounds and serviced by a liveried staff.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The farmhouse was too small to be called a manor, but it was considerably larger than the rest of the houses in the settlement.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • A handsome manor house grew out of the darkness at the end of the straight drive, lights glinting in the diamond paned downstairs windows.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • As soon as Ogilvy saw me among the staring crowd on the edge of the pit he called to me to come down, and asked me if I would mind going over to see Lord Hilton, the lord of the manor.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I stopped the car in front of a small building with white pillars like those of an old plantation manor house, got out and opened the door.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It was three storeys high, of proportions not vast, though considerable: a gentleman’s manor-house, not a nobleman’s seat: battlements round the top gave it a picturesque look.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Mr. Bingley intended it likewise, and sometimes made choice of his county; but as he was now provided with a good house and the liberty of a manor, it was doubtful to many of those who best knew the easiness of his temper, whether he might not spend the remainder of his days at Netherfield, and leave the next generation to purchase.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • In the manor house, which was paved with tomblike slabs, the sun was never seen.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Right so there came a knight and a lady with six squires, and saluted Accolon, and prayed him for to arise, and come and rest him at his manor.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Across the valley, set on the opposite hillside, was a handsome manor house surrounded by a wide expanse of velvety green lawn.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • In order to commute more efficiently between their opulent Connecticut manor and an art-filled apartment on Central Park West staffed with uniformed servants, she and her husband bought a helicopter and learned to fly it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Right so there came a knight and a lady with six squires, and saluted Accolon, and prayed him for to arise, and come and rest him at his manor.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • His eldest son Thomas lived in the house at Ecton, and left it with the land to his only child, a daughter, who, with her husband, one Fisher, of Wellingborough, sold it to Mr. Isted, now lord of the manor there.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • When Nikolai Petrovitch had divided the land with his peasants, he had had to build his new manor-house on four acres of perfectly flat and barren land.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He looked as if he could have just dismounted a horse at a nobleman’s manor.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Beyond was the garden of an old manor.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • POZZO: I must have left it at the manor.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Meg could walk in the conservatory whenever she liked and revel in bouquets, Jo browsed over the new library voraciously, and convulsed the old gentleman with her criticisms, Amy copied pictures and enjoyed beauty to her heart’s content, and Laurie played ’lord of the manor’ in the most delightful style.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • —But leave me not, good Pilgrim—Think but of that fierce and savage Templar, with his Saracen slaves—they will regard neither territory, nor manor, nor lordship.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It is conveniently situated on one corner of the village square, a rather charming ivy-covered manor house capable of housing, I would suppose, thirty or so guests.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • A rich man and kindly, he befriended all who passed his manor by the road.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Her family horse farm has been sold off after her father’s death, and although she’s been little more than a drudge in the family structure, she can’t bear to leave and go to the only place, a manor house, that will take her in.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She made it sound like she was the lady of the manor lamenting her romance with the garbage man.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Nor come not from the lord of the manor?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • A shape thereupon made its appearance on the other side bearing the bridge on end against the sky; it was lowered; you crossed, and a hand helped you to land yourself, together with the pheasants and hares gathered from neighbouring manors.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Mr. Casaubon’s home was the manor-house.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Branches of your family held manors over all this part of England; their names appear in the Pipe Rolls in the time of King Stephen.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
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