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  • noun Plural form of yeoman.

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Examples

  • As he knew the yeomen were the heroes of history, he also knew that a government governed best when it governed least.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • As he knew the yeomen were the heroes of history, he also knew that a government governed best when it governed least.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • As he knew the yeomen were the heroes of history, he also knew that a government governed best when it governed least.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • So he gave orders to seven strong sailors (called yeomen) to beat Richard whenever they met him, and to make him work.

    A Book of Quaker Saints

  • I feel flattered by the opportunity, because I have always maintained that our yeomen are the pick of the nation.

    Three Dramas

  • The yeomen are the stable, free men, who for the most part stay in one place, working the farms of gentlemen, are diligent, sometimes buy the land of unthrifty gentlemen, educate their sons to the schools and the law courts, and leave them money to live without labor.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • The yeomen are the stable, free men, who for the most part stay in one place, working the farms of gentlemen, are diligent, sometimes buy the land of unthrifty gentlemen, educate their sons to the schools and the law courts, and leave them money to live without labor.

    Complete Essays

  • The yeomen are the stable, free men, who for the most part stay in one place, working the farms of gentlemen, are diligent, sometimes buy the land of unthrifty gentlemen, educate their sons to the schools and the law courts, and leave them money to live without labor.

    For Whom Shakespeare Wrote

  • Go where you will on the Continent: visit any coffee house: dine at any public table: embark on board of any steamboat: enter any diligence, any railway carriage: from the moment that your accent shows you to be an Englishman, the very first question asked by your companions, be they what they may, physicians, advocates, merchants, manufacturers, or what we should call yeomen, is certain to be "What will be done with Mr O'Connell?"

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 4

  • At the coronation, likewise, there appeared a new institution, which the king had established for security as well as pomp, a band of fifty archers, who were termed yeomen of the guard.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary

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