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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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  • “‘Say au revoir, but not good-by,’” sang Miss sherborne sentimentally.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • sherborne is now in the possession of Digby, earl of Bristol.

  • The retention of sherborne, then, meant comfort and the status of a gentleman.

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

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • The great point is that she was still mistress of sherborne.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • They travelled quickly, sleeping at sherborne on the 26th, and next night at Salisbury.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • On January 2, 1595, he is still at sherborne, 'only gazing for a wind to carry me to my destiny.'

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • On August 12 he landed at Weymouth, and passed home to sherborne.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • The road runs eastward a mile from sherborne ponds to Shere.

  • The leisure and opportunities of sherborne stimulated his ardour for the sport.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing

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