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- n. the gentry who own land (considered as a class)
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He is a true Delagardie, with little of the Wimseys about him except (I must be fair) that underlying sense of social responsibility which prevents the English landed gentry from being a total loss, spiritually speaking.
He was the son of Godfrey Goodman and his wife, Jane Croxton, landed gentry living in Wales.
Dr. MacDonald was a big heavily-built man in his late forties, with that well-leathered and spuriously tough look you quite often find among a certain section of the unemployed landed gentry who spend a great deal of time in the open air, much of it mounted on large horses in pursuit of small foxes.
36The landed gentry looked down: Felder, Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, p.
To a large degree, the four Lees who were active in the Revolution—Richard Henry, Francis Lightfoot, William, and Arthur—were typical of the landed gentry that dominated life in the Tidewater region in Virginia.