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stately home

noun, British.
a country mansion, usually of architectural interest and often open to the public. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Jacob and Susan are happy in their stately home, and good as they are happy.

  • Here is my stately home; my fountain-head is among high cities.'

  • Beware how you trifle with me, Farnham, or I will tear her from that stately home.

    They Looked and Loved Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
  • It is not always that the stately home is the scene of domestic felicity.

  • To them, and to his stately home, he was fondly attached, notwithstanding his foreign education.

  • At Sloville there passed away not only the stately home, but the family that lorded it long.

  • The stars that night looked down upon no holier spot than that stately home in which the Ark of God had found an honoured place.

    Nestleton Magna J. Jackson Wray
  • Or one of your aristocrats with a stately home in the country, and dogs and horses, and a beautiful wife.

  • All this is sadly changed; the admiral would now find little pleasure in his once stately home.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • So Lady Hildegarde Carruthers went to her stately home, little dreaming of the fatal news that was to follow her.

    The Coquette's Victim Charlotte M. Braeme
British Dictionary definitions for stately home

stately home

(Brit) a large mansion, esp one open to the public
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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