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country gentleman

a wealthy man living in his country home or estate.
Origin of country gentleman
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was a man, I should say of five and forty, and had all the appearance of a country gentleman.

    By the Barrow River Edmund Leamy
  • It was described by us, several years ago in the country gentleman.

    Woodward's Country Homes George E. Woodward
  • Suddenly, however, he resolved to become a country gentleman.

  • The clergyman, being such as he was, was greater than the country gentleman.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
  • Franco had hoped he would be a country gentleman, but Luisa had been in favour of a civil engineer.

    The Patriot Antonio Fogazzaro
  • You know I'm only the daughter of a country gentleman and the widow of a baronet.

    Cleo The Magnificent Louis Zangwill
  • The English country gentleman is a lover of dogs and horses, and knows how to appreciate their good qualities.

    Landseer Estelle M. Hurll
  • He has the pursuits of a country gentleman, and the duties of a large landowner.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • Mr. Merriman had bought an estate near his father's old friend, and settled down to the life of a country gentleman.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • This wish the country gentleman could well understand and sympathize with.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for country gentleman

country gentleman

a rich man with an estate in the country
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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