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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A place name; the name of several towns and cities in Australia, Canada, the UK and USA.


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  • If you manage properly, and if (unknown to Lady —, who certainly has not used you well in this business, and to whom therefore you owe no peculiar delicacy) you make Lord —, sensible how much your aunt Stanhope is disappointed and displeased (as I most truly am) at your intention of missing this opportunity of appearing at court; it is ten to one but his lordship


  • 'Oh yes,' he laughed, and I could see him thinking that the Stanhope was a big step up from the Hotel New Hampshire — from either Hotel New Hampshire, though he'd only known the first one.

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • The Stanhope is a wonderful hotel, especially if you like to run in Central Park and enjoy watching the Met and its floods of visitors, but you have to watch out for the toilets.

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • But before they went to college the lads and their father, accompanied by some others, went off on a treasure hunt, locating what was known as the Stanhope fortune.

    The Rover Boys in Alaska or Lost in the Fields of Ice

  • The Scots had made off during the night, and were presently discovered perched in a similar spot on the river side, only with a wood behind them, called Stanhope Park.

    Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II

  • I haven't book-learning like you, but you keep this well in mind, the life of the Stanhope is the death of the type.

    Lost Illusions

  • Stanhope (bit of a guess there, but he knew that a Stanhope was a type of carriage and reckoned that there must have been a Stanhope family somewhere in Trollope).

    Top stories from Times Online

  • I haven’t book-learning like you, but you keep this well in mind, the life of the Stanhope is the death of the type.

    Two Poets

  • "Stanhope," he went on, "we are old friends, and I don't wish to be continually seeming to interfere with your business, but if I were a man with fifty years leering hideously at me, and engaged to a pretty girl of two and twenty, I'd make quick work of it before Providence came along with a younger affinity in a

    The Romance of an Old Fool

  • Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island.

    The Gate House by Nelson DeMille: Book summary


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