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a town in S England in Dorset: noted for its medieval abbey, ruined medieval castle, and Sherborne Castle, a mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Pop: 9350 (2001)
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  • He died in the last year, after having been Bishop of sherborne for a little while.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • “‘Say au revoir, but not good-by,’” sang Miss sherborne sentimentally.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His last halt was at sherborne, and he was then nearly at the end of his journey.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak William Harrison Ainsworth
  • sherborne is now in the possession of Digby, earl of Bristol.

  • And one man, grumbling, said that that was not Ealhstan's way in his own place at sherborne, for there the doors were open ever.

    A Thane of Wessex Charles W. Whistler
  • On August 12 he landed at Weymouth, and passed home to sherborne.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • But the interior of sherborne Abbey—where is there another like it?

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • The retention of sherborne, then, meant comfort and the status of a gentleman.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • Lady Raleigh, with a woman's instinct, tried to curb his ambition, and tie him down to sherborne.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • It is therefore of the highest interest to us to see what had become of sherborne.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse

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