gentry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gentry the most powerful members of a society
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, were presented at an awards banquet and show in 1967.
    • Gentry Birth; condition; rank by birth. "Pride of gentrie .""She conquers him by high almighty Jove,
      By knighthood, gentry , and sweet friendship's oath."
    • Gentry Courtesy; civility; complaisance. "To show us so much gentry and good will."
    • Gentry People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gentry Noble birth or lineage; gentility.
    • n gentry Family; gens.
    • n gentry Gentle breeding or manners; courtesy; civility.
    • n gentry A gentle or noble quality or action; a gentlemanly characteristic.
    • n gentry The class of well-born and well-bred people; people of good position; in England, the class of people of means or leisure below the rank of the nobility, sometimes called the upper middle class.
    • n gentry Persons of a particular class: usually applied in ironical civility to persons of an inferior sort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gentry jen′tri the class of people below the rank of nobility: :
    • n Gentry jen′tri (coll.) people of a particular, esp. an inferior, stamp
    • n Gentry jen′tri (Shak.) noble birth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. genterie, gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise, genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri, high-mindedness. See Gent (a.) Gentle (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Apparently an altered form of gentrice, from O. Fr. genterise, gentelise, formed from adj. gentil, gentle.

Usage

In literature:

There was a weekly assembly at the nearest market-town, the resort of all the rural gentry.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
I hold but little communion with these wide-trowsered gentry, for they seldom deal in gainful traffic.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Some of the gentry make the running as well as their betters.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 1" by Various
They owned my mama and me and Gentry was the oldest child.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When a man is spoken highly of by gentry, clergy, literally everybody, the bank is remarkably accommodating.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Amongst the Catholics, too, the most loyal even of the gentry had been terror-stricken by his confiscations.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
On a certain evening there was to be a grand wedding festival among the colored gentry on a farm about 6 miles from Uncle Dick's residence.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The Fronde was all over, that of the gentry of the long robe as well as that of the gentry of the sword.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The pope released the Polish gentry from the oath they had made never to intrust the crown to a foreigner.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He was clearly a gentleman, and she had a reverential regard for the gentry.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
Our Gentry are, generally speaking, in Debt; and many Families have put it into a kind of Method of being so from Generation to Generation.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Burgundy under Charles the Rash was a paradise for these gentry.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
The light-fingered gentry, however, were not as chary of her.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
As a whole and for reasons of gentry self-interest, the gentry stood for stability and against change.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The knights and gentry are generally well affected also, and will be well to the front.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
What a difference between these ladies of the high aristocracy and the daughters of our country gentry!
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
The young gentry and nobility were fond of distinguishing themselves by arms.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
These, with the neighbouring gentry, made a gay scene.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
The landed gentry and the professions of the Church, the army, and the law were strongly on the king's side.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The peerage, the gentry, the bishops, the clergy, the universities, every lawyer, every trader, every farmer, stood aloof from him.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
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In poetry:

Close at his heels "the gentry" came,
And I could mention many a name;
But prudence bind's Pegasus' wing,
Lest his rider he should fling.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
Our Gentry, now so selfish grown,
Seek no man's profit, but their own:
God's praise, the good of humankind,
And the true faith, they never mind.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
The moral is that if your host
Throws glass around his entry
You know it isn't done by most
Who claim to be the gentry,
While if he hits you in the head
You may be sure he's underbred.
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
So when the gentry called him in,
He entered with a knavish grin
And sipped a glass of wine;
But when they asked would he recite
Something of late he'd chanced to write
He ettled to decline.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service
Their hoose was aye countit the best in the line;
The tod-huntin' gentry aft cam' there to dine:
Wi' eatin' an' drinkin' they rais't sic a splore,
The hale hoose was ringin' wi' riot an' roar.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
In Indolence, the Clergy live,
The venal Judges bribes receive,
The Gentry tipple in each paltry inn;
The Farmer, but as yesterday
Unus'd to drink, now topes away,
And smokes his tube, as if it were no sin.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Bullpen up, Craig Gentry down.
Mike Olt, Craig Gentry get starts.
Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays, right-handed hitters Mike Olt and Craig Gentry are in the starting lineup for the Rangers on Friday in Toronto.
Craig Gentry 23 Center Field.
Gentry , Texas avoid 4-game sweep at Yankee Stadium.
Ron Washington's faith in David Murphy, Craig Gentry pays off in a big way.
Craig Gentry connects on a seventh inning two run single against the Yankees.
Canada's Matt Gentry competes against the United States' Jordan Burroughs.
CALERA – Calera City Councilman Ed Gentry said many of his mayoral campaign signs were missing on the morning of July 31.
Gentry , who is running for Calera mayor, said the signs were missing after the heavy rains on July 30-31.
Gentry 's Flowers moving out of downtown.
Gentry 's Flowers, in downtown Colorado Springs, is moving.
Matt Harrison, Craig Gentry lead Texas Rangers past Diamondbacks, 1-0.
B-93 Bash: Bentley, Gentry and sun.
Louisville's Gentry finishes runner-up in 400.
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In science:

For example, Gentry, Peikert, and Vaikuntanathan [GPV08] give elegant random oracle model constructions for existentially unforgeable signatures and for identity-based encryption.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
Gentry et al. [GPV08] show that the FDH signature scheme can be instantiated with a PSF F = (G, Sample, f , f −1) instead of a trapdoor permutation.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
Lastly, following Gentry et al. [GPV08], we note that claw-free permutations give rise to a pre-image sampleable trapdoor function (PSF), which can then be used in FDH to get a secure signature scheme as in Section 4.1.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
PSF Signatures from Claw-Free Permutations Gentry et al. [GPV08] note that Claw-Free Permutations give rise to pre-image sampleable trapdoor functions (PSFs).
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
Craig Gentry, Chris Peikert, and Vinod Vaikuntanathan.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
A fully homomorphic, computationally complete HE scheme has been introduced recently by Gentry .
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Gentry in “Atomic and molecular beam methods”, edited by G.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Gentry: The weakest bond: Experimental observation of helium dimer. J.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
Gentry: Direct measurement of the size of the helium dimer. J.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
But until 2009, Gentry [Gen09] constructed the first fully homomorphic encryptions based on ideal lattice, all previous schemes are insecure.
Attack on Fully Homomorphic Encryption over the Integers
To implement fully homomorphic encryption scheme, one applies to it the standard Gentry’s bootstappable technique.
Attack on Fully Homomorphic Encryption over the Integers
M . It is not difficult to verify that the above scheme is a somewhat homomorphic encryption. Now, one can use Gentry’s standard bootstrappable technique to implement fully homomorphic encryption.
Attack on Fully Homomorphic Encryption over the Integers
Husar, R. B., 2005. The emergence of the bimodal distribution concept, in: History & Reviews of Aerosol Science. Sem, G. J., Boulaud, D., Brimblecombe. P., Ensor, E. S., Gentry, J. W., Marijnissen, J. C. M., Preining, O., (Eds.), American Association for Aerosol Research. Kaniadakis, G., 2009.
Scale-free Universal Spectrum for Atmospheric Aerosol Size Distribution for Davos, Mauna Loa and Izana
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