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Sherborne

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • “‘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 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

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

    Raleigh

    Edmund Gosse