stately home

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stately home a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.”

Usage

In literature:

We reached our new home about the time the State came into the Union.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
Family allowances and State homes should be concomitants of an increased sense of responsibility.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The state supplies each home with an automatic news-receiver.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
In fact she says she came to Memphis from Arkansas, and says her home is in that State.
"Southern Horrors" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
In fact she says she came to Memphis from Arkansas, and says her home is in that state.
"The Red Record" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
The State had always been supreme: each was a distinct sovereignty, not subject to the general government in matters of their own home rule.
"Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War" by Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
This was the inner state of Peter Rolls, Jr., when he arrived at home after his long absence.
"Winnie Childs" by C. N. Williamson
The State convention had adjourned, and its members had gone home, having done but little to re-assure the loyalists.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
In a stately drawing room of an ideal Kentucky home are Eleanor Carleton and Egbert Mason, once more face to face.
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
Before we come to Durham's proposals, let us pause and examine the state of home opinion on the Irish and Colonial questions.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
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In poetry:

The home of early love was dear;
She sought its peaceful shade,
And kept her state for many a year,
With none to make afraid.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And now some fragments of its branches bare,
Shaped as a stately chair,
Have by my hearthstone found a home at last,
And whisper of the past.
"Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wherever men are staunch and free,
There shall she keep her fearless state,
And homeless, to great nations be
The home of all that makes them great.
"Belgium" by Edith Wharton
Dead! while his voice was living yet,
In echoes round the pillared dome!
Dead! while his blotted page lay wet
With themes of state and loves of home!
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The great States-General, solemn folk,
When old Van Dam came home next day,
With his prizes in tow, forgave the joke,
Or never perceived it — who can say?
"A Business Transaction" by James Jeffrey Roche
They brought him home; 'twas two days late
For Christmas Day:
Wrapped in white, in solemn state,
A flower in his hand, all still and straight
Our Maurice lay.
"I Shall Never Love the Snow Again" by Robert Seymour Bridges

In news:

Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the US South, flattening homes and businesses and killing at least 248 people in six states in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years.
Worth 29 electoral votes and home to 1.4 million undecided voters, the sunshine state is anyone's game.
A dog in need of surgery is about to travel from her home in the Philippines to the United States for the medical care that's not available where she is.
Loss in home state could end his bid for White House.
Foreclosures accelerated in the second quarter, driving down home prices and accounting for nearly half of all sales in several states.
Mitt Romney won his home state's popular vote by three points, but Rick Santorum may have won the same number of delegates.
I kinda like Senator Scott Brown, the Republican junior senator from my home state of Massachusetts.
A long, l-o-o-n-g time ago when we were very young, we remember politics and the excitement of elections in our then-home state, New Mexico.
Project, expected to be among the largest of its kind, will make solar-powered, net-zero homes available in five states.
If you have elementary or middle school students at home, you might want to check out the three latest additions to the State's Digital Pipeline.
Raleigh, NC – The 25th-ranked NC State Wolfpack begin a season-long, six-game home stand on Saturday afternoon, as they entertain the Cleveland State Vikings in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
President Obama's home state of Illinois is the only state with a blanket ban on carrying a handgun outside the home.
A national child care organization says Washington state is one of the best states in the nation for overseeing in-home child care .
According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, there 1.9 million to 2.4 million children who are home schooled in the United States.
GREENWOOD In Wednesday's second half of the Mid-State Conference home-and-home doubleheader between the Mooresville Pioneers and the Greenwood Woodmen, the victory went to ho.
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In science:

Several examples of non-cofibrantly generated model categories have appeared recently (see , , ) in response to a question stated by Mark Hovey on his home page.
An example of a non-cofibrantly generated model category
Most simply, take a state of the rotor-router system — a set of occupied sites and the directions all the rotors point — and add one bug at a point P0 (not necessarily the origin now) and let it run around and find its home P1 .
Goldbug Variations
He also proposed that semiconductors could be used to build solid-state home refrigerators.
A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency
We believe both home pages and online papers are credible information sources since it is likely that a fair number of conference reviewers have stated their research interests in either or both sources.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
The light is derived from a home-made fiber amplifier which is seeded by a diode-pumped solid-state laser.49 Due to its very low spectral linewidth (≈1 kHz), the laser is well suited for the generation of an optical lattice.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
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