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premise
used in In Cold Blood

7 uses
  • He hasn't got a single friend on the premises.
    4 — The Corner (90% in)
  • As Mr. Clutter contemplated this superior specimen of the season, he was joined by a part-collie mongrel, and together they ambled off toward the livestock corral, which was adjacent to one of three barns on the premises.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (11% in)
  • By custom, the hunters, if they are not invited guests, are supposed to pay the landowner a fee for letting them pursue their quarry on his premises, but when the Oklahomans offered to hire hunting rights, Mr. Clutter was amused.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (15% in)
  • Just a bunch of old women," added Mrs. Hartman's cousin, Postmistress Clare, who happened to be on the premises.
    2 — Persons Unknown (46% in)
  • Perry agreed, and they broke into the deserted premises and removed a quantity of office equipment (typewriters, adding machines).
    2 — Persons Unknown (77% in)
  • The hurry-scurry, the angry hum of recent weeks had departed; a quivering stillness now permeated the premises.
    3 — Answer (35% in)
  • Actually, their tour, of the Fontaine bleau's gaudy premises went unnoticed, amid the men striding about in Bermuda shorts of candy-striped raw silk, and the women wearing bathing suits and mink simultaneously.
    3 — Answer (47% in)

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