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Word: gentry

Definition: people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility


Sentences Containing 'gentry'

All three suspects were incarcerated in Sussex County Jail, but Jarrod Gentry was released in 2011, having been sentenced to time served.
Along with Rob Feinstein and Doug Gentry, Gargiulo helped innovate the professional wrestling shoot interview concept.
Any necessary alterations in these articles were only to be made with the common consent of the king, Duke Charles, the Estates and the gentry of Sweden.
As the Habsburgs sought to consolidate their position in the Thurgau, they granted the castle to one of the most important families of the Habsburg gentry, the Landsbergers.
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell is the tenth album by American singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, a collaborative album with Bobbie Gentry, released in 1968 by Capitol Records.
But where the sovereign is himself the general, and the principal nobility and gentry of the country the chief officers of the army; where the military force is placed under the command of those who have the greatest interest in the support of the civil authority, because they have themselves the greatest share of that authority, a standing army can never be dangerous to liberty.
Campbell and Gentry earned a gold record and three hit singles, including a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit "All I Have to Do Is Dream", which rose to #3 on the U.K. Top 40 and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1969.
Chinese literati and gentry produced a pamphlet attacking Christian beliefs as socially subversive and irrational. Incendiary handbills and fliers distributed to crowds were also produced, and were linked to outbreaks of violence against Christians.
Defense attorneys said Jarrod Gentry jumped in to defend his brother after Haulmark and Jacob Gentry got into a fight.
During and after the English Reformation the Stonor family and many other local gentry were recusants.
Eden was born at Windlestone Hall, County Durham, England, into a very conservative landed gentry family.
Gambling that motion furniture was a strong growth area, Ashley acquired Gentry Furniture, of Ripley, Mississippi in 1999.
Gentry family members said Jacob Gentry had previously lived in Legends and moved out due to prior physical altercations with Haulmark over Henry, who was Jacob's girlfriend.
Gentry toured briefly with Campbell and performed on a number of U.S. and British television programs and specials.
He claimed that this was the first time the landed gentry had tried to organize a mass movement in order to counter their opponents.
His speed in producing portraits stemmed from his painting his own twin daughters every morning for an hour and his career began with child portraiture and his painting the Hertfordshire gentry and members of the Harpenden Methodist Church.
Iceburn, known later as the Iceburn Collective, was a musical group formed in 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, by guitarist/vocalist/composer Gentry Densley, the sole constant member through multiple personnel changes.
In 1296, along with the other Scots gentry and landowners, John de Monypenny of Pitmilly signed the so-called Ragman Rolls by which he swore fealty solely to Edward I of England.
In 1483, a conspiracy arose among a number of disaffected gentry, many of whom were supporters of Edward IV.
In 1505 the neighbouring village of Wysoka Wielka was exchanged for the town of Wysoka, which was owned by the "Szlachta" or landed gentry (particularly the Kościelskich and Tuczyńskich families).
In 1785, Quesnel was born at Montreal into a family well known in Canadien gentry society.
In 1983 the album was reissued as "Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell: All I Have To Do Is Dream" with a different track order and the extra title track Charts.
In addition, the album's cover of Bobbie Gentry's 1969 hit "Fancy" and a new track, "Fallin' Out of Love", became Top 10 hits on the same "Billboard" country chart.
In Lancashire, before the start of the Civil War, there was social and economic tension between towns which generally supported Parliament, and the landowning gentry and aristocracy who controlled the rural areas and mostly supported the king as Royalists.
In October 2006, Vice Mayor Howard Gentry picked Rip Ryman to be Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.
In the Late Medieval period, such newly perceived requirements for privacy had been served by the solar of the English gentry house, and a similar, less secular purpose had been served by a private oratory.
It also contains a cover of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe," whose original recording kept the single #2 "Reflections" from peaking at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1967, although it hit #1 on "Cashbox".
Its origins date back to the formation of the régiment de Nemond in 1604 by a member of the gentry from Lorraine whose surname was Némond.
Jacob Gentry also worked as a contract laborer with Precision Pipeline, the same Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based company where Haulmark worked.
Jacob Gentry was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his primary role in the murder.
Jacob R. Gentry, 27; Jarrod C. Gentry, 20, of Port Jervis, New York and Emily M. Henry, 24, of Plymouth, Michigan, were arrested in Port Jervis on August 17 in connection with the homicide.
Jane came from a family of English gentry who claimed descent from the sister of William of Wykeham, and her grandfather, Sir Antony Colley, had been a prominent Cavalier during the English Civil War.
John and the Lamb," which showed such precocious talent that a group of local gentry provided funds for him to move to London and study for William Woollett, one of the leading engravers of the time.
Label mates include country singer/songwriter Colt Ford, American Idol finalist Josh Gracin, and award winning country duo Montgomery Gentry.
Maha Bandula was born Maung Yit ( ) on 6 November 1782 (Wednesday, 2nd waxing of Tazaungmon 1144 ME) in Dabayin, the firstborn son of a minor gentry family of Pauk Taw () and his wife, Nyein (, as in "calm"; not the more common as in "finality/completed").
Mazil is the name of a boyar of the landed gentry in Wallachia and Moldavia, having no state or court function.
Members of the landed gentry, with their seat just across the county boundary, in Derbyshire, it was they who, in 1618, installed the distinctive Jacobean cage newel staircase, from which the house takes its modern name.
More than the health benefits, Old Blount became known for its social scene as the gentry of the Black Belt and later the City of Birmingham took advantage of the cooler temperatures of the area during the heat and malarial conditions of late summer.
Suns head coach Alvin Gentry implemented a zone defense to slow the Lakers offense.
The Academy's opera season became the center of social life for New York's wealthy gentry.
The Catholic gentry briefly ruled the country as Confederate Ireland (1642–1649) against the background of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms until Oliver Cromwell reconquered Ireland in 1649–1653 on behalf of the English Commonwealth.
The Gentry brothers and Henry, all previously lived in Michigan (the Gentry brothers are originally from Tennessee), waived their extraditions from Orange County, New York on August 19 and will be tried in Vernon.
The Gentry brothers were charged with first-degree murder and endangering an injured victim.
The hip flask began to appear in the form recognized today in the 18th century, initially used by members of the gentry.
The Provincial Council complained that Everard had set up a sort of Inquisition in which the servants of the gentry were questioned under oath about whether their masters had made private disrespectful remarks about the Governor.
The senior English branch is thus the Tindal (now Tindal-Carill-Worsley) family, whose history is related in the 1973 volume of Burke's Landed Gentry.
The younger sons of the gentry traditionally entered the military at that time.
These tender-hearted gentry should consider that it's not merely a squire, but a governor they are asking to whip himself; just as if it was 'drink with cherries.'
Under such a government, the clergy naturally endeavour to recommend themselves to the sovereign, to the court, and to the nobility and gentry of the country, by whose influence they chiefly expect to obtain preferment.
When the Scotch parliament was no longer to be assembled in it, when it ceased to be the necessary residence of the principal nobility and gentry of Scotland, it became a city of some trade and industry.
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