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manor
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

10 uses
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Definition
a large house of a lord or wealthy person; or the house and the land around it
  • 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.
    1 — The Maiden (2% in)
  • In the reign of King John one of them was rich enough to give a manor to the Knights Hospitallers; and in Edward the Second's time your forefather Brian was summoned to Westminster to attend the great Council there.
    1 — The Maiden (2% in)
  • It was not a manorial home in the ordinary sense, with fields, and pastures, and a grumbling farmer, out of whom the owner had to squeeze an income for himself and his family by hook or by crook.
    1 — The Maiden (45% in)
  • She had come from the manor-house.
    1 — The Maiden (73% in)
  • XIII The event of Tess Durbeyfield's return from the manor of her bogus kinsfolk was rumoured abroad, if rumour be not too large a word for a space of a square mile.
    2 — Maiden No More (30% in)
  • As they drove on, the fragment of an old manor house of Caroline date rose against the sky, and was in due course passed and left behind.
    4 — The Consequence (46% in)
  • Immediately behind it stood the house wherein they had engaged lodgings, whose exterior features are so well known to all travellers through the Froom Valley; once portion of a fine manorial residence, and the property and seat of a d'Urberville, but since its partial demolition a farmhouse.
    4 — The Consequence (87% in)
  • "I have been told by old folk that they were ladies of the d'Urberville family, the ancient lords of this manor," she said, "Owing to their being builded into the wall they can't be moved away."
    4 — The Consequence (88% in)
  • Thus she conducted him by the arm to the stone bridge in front of their residence, crossing which they stood at the manor-house door.
    5 — The Woman Pays (30% in)
  • Their long repose at the manor-house lent them walking power now; and towards mid-day they found that they were approaching the steepled city of Melchester, which lay directly in their way.
    7 — Fulfilment (79% in)

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