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  • proper n. Common variation of the spelling of the county Down in Ireland; also Downshire


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  • Clarence Downe was waiting by his truck when Hawkes showed up.

    The Cold Locker

  • Bank of Montreal Chief Executive Bill Downe says tough recourse laws or not, Canadians tend to pay off their debt.

    Housing Booms North of the Border

  • Having attended such expensive private boarding schools as Downe House and Marlborough College, she would have been offered the chance of confirmation while still in her teens.

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  • Grissell, the daughter of trainers Gardie and Diana, had a depressing afternoon at Plumpton on Monday when she had to pull up her horse Downe Payment in a handicap hurdle.

    Tattenham Corner

  • Another Sallies resident, Virginia “Ginny” Fraser, had known Kate even longer, since the time they were both students at Downe House.

    William and Kate

  • At the same time newspapers were trumpeting the arrival of Prince William at Eton in September 1995, Kate enrolled at Downe House, an exclusive all-girls boarding school that started out in the family home of Charles Darwin but had since taken over the Cloisters in the nearby town of Cold Ash.

    William and Kate

  • Her best friend at Downe House, Amanda Cherry, was just nineteen when she embarked on a scandalous affair with her forty-one-year-old married social studies teacher, Ian Goodridge.

    William and Kate

  • The daughter of a high-ranking English diplomat, Sayle had attended Downe House, the posh boarding school Kate had briefly attended.

    William and Kate

  • "It's a balancing act for the consumer and the bank," said BMO Chief Executive William Downe in an interview.

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  • Soon after she passed school age, her father, who had been teaching art at Downe House, was offered a job at Marlborough College, over the county border in Wiltshire.

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