Origin of country gentleman
Examples from the Web for country gentleman
How in the world could the owner of such a place as Jodhpur Palace be in any way like an English country-gentleman?From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
I was just wishing for you, madam; your niece and I have been so laughing at the blunt humour of your country-gentleman.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
Her husband was a large landed proprietor, and in public spirit was inferior to no country-gentleman of the kingdom.
He bore his spouse and his country-gentleman life patiently enough in general; but every now and then he fell into exasperation.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Consequently the country-gentleman, though less intelligent, is more likely to favour a national and liberal policy.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen