- persons of good family and breeding.
Origin of gentlefolk
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Examples from the Web for gentlefolk
This story deals with gentlefolk, or with those who are obliged to pretend that they are gentlefolk.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Who are the gentlefolk the loss of whose patronage to the Feydau will be so poignantly felt?Scaramouche
It is because, as I said before, gentlefolk and farmers have left off joining or taking any interest in them.Tom Brown at Rugby
The gentlefolk took her to the banquet hall and gave her a glass of cordial.
Why should not he get interest for his money, like lords and gentlefolk?The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper
- persons regarded as being of good breeding
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