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country gentleman

a wealthy man living in his country home or estate.
Origin of country gentleman
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You know I'm only the daughter of a country gentleman and the widow of a baronet.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill
  • It is sometimes said of Washington that he was an English country gentleman.

  • It was described by us, several years ago in the country gentleman.

    Woodward's Country Homes George E. Woodward
  • The clergyman, being such as he was, was greater than the country gentleman.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope
  • He has the pursuits of a country gentleman, and the duties of a large landowner.

    Held Fast For England

    G. A. Henty
  • This wish the country gentleman could well understand and sympathize with.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He was well-dressed—that is to say, in the garb of a country gentleman of the day.

  • 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
  • The country gentleman I meant to find if I could, and went looking about for him.

  • These fellows have no respect for learning or for anyone who is not a country gentleman.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
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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