Phrases with "estate"

Anthony Trollope But Captain Aylmer was only the second son of his father, Sir Anthony Aylmer, who had married a Miss Folliott, sister of our Mrs Winterfield. On Frederic Aylmer his mother’s estate was settled. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot It was something that made the threat about the estate only a secondary alarm. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

At this juncture their solicitor informed them that, near to their works, the Cernay estate was to be put up for sale. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

That man is richest whose estate is in a growing condition, either in land at farm, money at interest, or goods in trade. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

George Gissing The Russian said that his name was Korolevitch; that he had an estate in the Government of Poltava, where he busied himself with farming, but that for two or three months of each year he travelled. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Really it is the dearest old place in the world, Geraldine, and I should like above all things to live there by-and-by, when the estate is ours. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

His spectral cook of Bangletop is an original revenge-ghost, with a villainous inversion of h’s, who haunts an estate because a medieval baron discharged her without wages. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

He has not a title, and his estate is not enough to carry the point à force d’argent; I grant all that. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And those great cedars, emblems of their lord’s estate and pride, lay prostrate now with their roots exposed, a tangle of sere foliage and branches broken, withered and lifeless. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope The duke, who has his title-deeds, will doubtless get his money, and the estate will in fact belong to the wife. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Samuel Johnson From Glasgow we directed our course to Auchinleck, an estate devolved, through a long series of ancestors, to Mr. Boswell’s father, the present possessor. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Ruff, what do you suppose the income from my estate amounts to?” Peter Ruff shook his head. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope Or he would have explained, if he knew how, that he did not intend to take advantage of the entail that the Belton estate should belong to her as the natural heir of her father. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Madame Hanska’s estate was the only one boasting of a Carcel lamp and a hospital. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Bram Stoker Anyone owning real estate on which china clay can be discovered strikes a sort of gold mine. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

This was the first time since the viscount had grown to man’s estate that he had surprised in his father’s countenance other emotion than ambition or pride, triumphant or defeated. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope The money, no doubt, is not there; but your cousin is quite prepared to charge the estate with the amount. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

I can’t leave the Haygarth estate to the mercy of Tom, Dick, and Harry, while you try to earn thirty pounds a month by scribbling for the magazines. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Jane Austen In all probability he was already the richer of the two, and the Kellynch estate would as surely be his hereafter as the title. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

He, the heir of all the ages, and of what signified much more in Miss Sampson’s estimation, an estate worth Fourteen thousand a year. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sir Walter Scott She would not quit the estate and title of the wittol who had wedded her. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

H.P. Lovecraft A year passed, and nothing has been heard of Randolph Carter. His estate is still unsettled. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Virginia Woolf The room was making ready for its use as an estate agent’s office. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Walter Besant His fortune was moderate: an estate of some few hundreds a year, and a house as good as any, except the great castles, in the county. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Some weeks ago—nay, months—upon returning to Magnolia Range after a week’s absence at his other estate across the country, he found Verena flown. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

Sir Richard Burton I bethought me of my father and his kingly estate and how I had become a woodcutter, and how, after my time had been awhile serene, the world had again waxed turbid and troubled to me. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

At Violet’s majority the estate was to pass into her possession, charged with an income of fifteen hundred a year, to be paid to the widow for her lifetime. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle His work is that of electrician to an estate in the neighbourhood near. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Tobias Smolle Probably, this is the first incident of their second excursion; for the distance between this here house and Sir Launcelot’s estate does not exceed fourscore or ninety miles. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She thought of Abel Lyons. The next day Mr. Townsend went to the real estate agent who had sold him the house. The Vacant Lot by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Philip Sidney He said, soldiers were the noblest estate of mankind, and horsemen the noblest of soldiers. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

When I took charge here the estate had no steam-launch. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Gissing In one man only could she hope to inspire it; successful in that, she would taste victory, and even in this fallen estate could make for herself a dominion. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

It is a grand thing to be the acknowledged heir of such an estate as this. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Galsworthy The estate contained too much covert to be profitable, and, though unencumbered, brought in but a few hundreds a year of net revenue. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope I have now learned that the land which you have given away did not belong to your lordship, and never formed a portion of the Stowte estate in this parish. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Rudyard Kipling They had all Colonel Dabney’s estate to play with, and they explored it with the stealth of Red Indians and the accuracy of burglars. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sad indeed is the position of a prince whose fortune is limited by the boundary of the paternal estate or by a man in a career for honors! I do not believe, therefore, in what you tell me. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He could not fancy himself unconnected with Wyncomb. His labours had improved the estate too; and he could not endure to think how some lucky purchaser might profit by his prudence and sagacity. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Since then I have of course had the Hurlstone estate to manage, and as I am member for my district as well, my life has been a busy one. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray At for the Polwellan estate and mines, ‘the cause of endless litigation,’ it must be owned that our hero purchased them; but he never paid more than the first L5000 of the purchase-money. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell The estate is entailed, is it not?’ ‘I know nothing about it,’ said Molly. A short silence ensued. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

G. K. Chesterton Well, you know, he’d bought this big English estate out here. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

He had given him the cottage, which was in use as an estate office, rent free, but nothing else. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

It is to be remembered also that an additional sinking fund for the landed estate has been already provided (see Chapter Four, p. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Walter Scott But he adds, that three gentlemen of estate insisted upon attending their chief, notwithstanding this prohibition. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Edmund Burke To tell the people that they are relieved by the dilapidation of their public estate is a cruel and insolent imposition. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

My good uncle has set his heart on my borrowing his house for this purpose, and I think it would please Geraldine to become acquainted with an estate which must be her own in a few years. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The letters in question might relate to some other estate than that of John Haygarth, for it was quite possible that the schemer of Gray’s Inn had other irons in the fire. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

W. H. Hudson Taking a sprig of the plant I went to an old herdsman living on my estate and asked him its name. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

In the little gallery the estate mechanician had that morning arranged a contrivance of bells. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson Glance your eye upon that docket, Mr. Carlyle, where I have brought together the different sums the man has drawn from the estate in the last fifteen or twenty years. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence He lit his pipe and sauntered along as a man on his own estate does, feeling as if he were untrammeled by laws or conventions. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Wolfe For a single term he had been a police-court magistrate, and from then on was known as “Judge” Bland. But he had fallen grievously from the high estate his family held. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The dear child, who found the rural expedition so successful the other day, took me off to her country estate yesterday. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Edgar Allan Poe I say established; for it is with literature as with law or empire — an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

I think it sorrow that the noblest estate in Derbyshire should so pass away from him for a paltry five hundred pounds. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Sinclair Lewis He’s the owner of a big country estate in England, crazy about farming, and prob’ly he’s a baronet. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

By the mercy of Providence I met yesterday an old friend, Thomas Mackenzie, who was seeing his lawyer about an estate he is bidding for. Prester John by John Buchan

I know the estate goes, failing you and your children, to me and mine. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Bram Stoker As a result of the enquiries made by the trustees of the Tichborne estate nearly the whole of his history was unmasked. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Arnold Bennett The estate was proved at over thirty-five thousand pounds. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Benne The tremendous, changeful picturesqueness of life is marvellously shown in an estate agent’s office. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

He had the accent of a gentleman, though his degradation from that high estate was patent to every eye. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sinclair Lewis And my grandfather had an estate with two hundred thousand acres of land!” “Huh! That’s nothing,” said Terry. “I know a movie actor in California that’s got a million acres. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope The estate was small and, as Mr. Cockey fancied, a little out at elbows. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I returned to England; and my father died, leaving to me not a sixpence, and to my brother an estate so mortgaged that he could not enjoy it, and so restricted that he could not sell it. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Daniel Defoe I thought many ways that I had the worst of it, but his saying he was undone, and that he had no estate neither, put me into a mere distraction. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Quite by chance, he said, he had happened to hear of an estate situated in a charming little village on the edge of the moor. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Henry Fielding I do not, more than he, by the flourishing estate of the Church, understand the palaces, equipages, dress, furniture, rich dainties, and vast fortunes, of her ministers. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

John Galsworthy By December this poor relation of Sir Lawrence Mont’s estate was being actively exploited. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Marie Corelli For this, to me, is the only true love — this to me, is the only possible ‘holy’ estate of matrimony. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Nathaniel Hawthorne So one breezy and cloudless afternoon Adam Forrester and Lilias Fay set out upon a ramble over the wide estate which they were to possess together, seeking a proper site for their temple of happiness. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anthony Trollope It was not that she was anxious to get the estate for herself. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

A point had been overlooked — as sometimes happens — and Jos. Larkin was found to have taken but an estate for the life of Mark Wylder, which terminated at his decease. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy He was bred a farmer, studied building affairs, served on an estate for some time, then went with an architect, and is now well qualified as architect, estate agent, and surveyor. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Wilkie Collins He had the Darrock house and lands in Cumberland, an estate also in Yorkshire, and a very large property in Jamaica, which produced, at that time and for some years afterward, a great income. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Leon Trotsky Foma told stories about the estate where he used to work, and about the adventures of the ladies and gentlemen there. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Benjamin Disraeli The three estates of the realm are the estate of the Lords Spiritual, the estate of the Lords Temporal, and the estate of the Commons. An estate is a popular class established into a political order. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

H.P. Lovecraft Going to Boston and taking a room in the decaying West End, where he could live cheaply and inconspicuously, he at once established inquiries concerning Randolph Carter’s estate and effects. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

It was still more to know that her husband was exempted from the charge of having possessed himself of his cousin’s estate by treachery and fraud. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The gross revenue of the entire estate would therefore be: Or £2 per head of population for rates and rent. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Anthony Trollope When she told Lord Fawn that the Ayrshire estate was “her own, to do what she liked with,” she did not know that he would certainly find out the truth from other sources before he married her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thus, there seems to be little doubt that the stock of partridges, grouse, and hares on any large estate depends chiefly on the destruction of vermin. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Within a fortnight they appeared unceremoniously, and, taking casual part in the ordinary work, the affairs of the isolated estate went on as smoothly as before. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Frances Hodgson Burnett She lived with Donal at Braemarnie and lived FOR him without neglecting her duty of being the head of a household and an estate and also a good and gracious neighbour to things and people. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Andrew Lang An obvious hypothesis is discounted, of course, by the presence of the sister of the young gentleman who farmed the estate and occupied the house. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen He quite thought he was making it the best-managed estate in the county: inaugurating a new era in English farming, and all the rest of it. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Ivan Turgenev Or else, this is what one might do, and that’s much the best of all: sell my estate and employ the sum received for it in some profitable undertaking; for instance, the improvement of your shop. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

For no joining of lands and bettering of my estate will I be false at once to love and friendship. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope The income arising from this money — which had been absolutely her own — would again be exclusively her own should the claim to it on behalf of her husband’s estate be abandoned. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The estate agent had not turned up, as he had promised the previous afternoon, and after waiting a quarter of an hour for him the warehouse had been closed. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Jane Austen In making me the offer, you must have satisfied the delicacy of your feelings with regard to my family, and may take possession of Longbourn estate whenever it falls, without any self-reproach. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Sir Walter Scott His estate is strictly entailed, and he has been always an embarrassed man. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He had made up his mind to squeeze a small fortune out of the Abbey House estate during his brief lease of the property; and here was this foolish wife of his squandering hundreds upon finery. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope Between him and the title and the estate there were but the lives of four old men. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Jane Austen The Kellynch estate should be transmitted whole and entire, as he had received it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

D. H. Lawrence The estate agents went in for abbreviations. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Francis Bacon For there is no power on earth which setteth up a throne or chair of estate in the spirits and souls of men, and in their cogitations, imaginations, opinions, and beliefs, but knowledge and learning. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Anthony Trollope I’m not such an ass as to give him my estate for such a reason as that for it will be giving it to him, let me tie it up as I may. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev Yesterday I must confess I thought no more of you than of the Emperor of China, and today I’m driving with you to sell my estate to your wife, of whom, too, I have not the slightest idea. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Guy de Maupassan She had been seized suddenly; it was an attack of general paralysis, and as her debts were enormous, when her estate had been liquidated, she would have to end her days at La Salpêtrière. The Debt (Fanny) by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope The estate was then worth 7,000 pounds a year. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

The partridges upon Martin Lister’s estate did not suffer much damage from his brother-in-law’s gun that autumn. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now he was himself Socman of Minstead, the head of an old stock, and the lord of an estate which, if reduced from its former size, was still ample to preserve the dignity of his family. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

In conclusion, it was stated that the estate would either be let on lease or sold outright. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

His estate in the Indies he bequeathed to a nephew who lived upon the spot; but the money he had sent before him into England, which amounted to forty thousand pounds, he left to his widow. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Sir Walter Scott For the same reason he crowded his estate with a tenantry, hardy indeed, and fit for the purposes of war, but greatly outnumbering what the soil was calculated to maintain. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Colonel Gaillarde recovered some of his brother’s money, out of the not very affluent estate of the Count and soi-disant Countess. This, and the execution of the Count, put him in high good humor. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Henry Fielding Sir Thomas having then an estate in his own hands, the young Andrews was at first employed in what in the country they call keeping birds. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

A whole section of the town is condemned en bloc; presently the houses are pulled down and the people are transferred to some housing estate miles away. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

G. K. Chesterton But the house and the estate generally — well the romantic ideas read into these things are often rather recent romances, things almost like fashionable novels. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope And every fellow about the estate knows the whole story. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

An estate is bad enough, but with a title added it would ruin you. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Anthony Trollope An estate can have but one owner, and Augustus is anxious to be owner here. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry Kingsley If we prove our case, which is possible, and in case of our poor dear Charles dying or getting killed, which is probable, why then William comes in for the estate again. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Maria Edgeworth His mother, the Countess de Brantefield, was a Countess in her own right, and had an estate in her own power; — his father, a simple commoner, was dead, his mother was his sole guardian. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Mr. Thomas Halliday was a big, loud-spoken, good-tempered Yorkshireman, who had inherited a comfortable little estate from a plodding, money-making father, and for whom life had been very easy. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Tobias Smolle His education had not been neglected, and he inherited an estate of five thousand a year. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Very dear to Daniel Granger were those lands of Arden, that Arden–Court estate which he had made to spread itself so far over the face of the county. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Ford Madox Ford She meant, on her marriage, to have a year in Paris, and then to have her husband buy some real estate in the neighbourhood of Fordingbridge, from which place the Hurlbirds had come in the year 1688. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Bram Stoker His mother, who had family ambitions, bought the estate so that it might remain in the family of its new possessors. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Henry Kingsley Yes, in that case poor Ellen would be Miss Ravenshoe. Yes, and the estate would remain in Catholic hands. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

George Meredith The estate naturally lapsed to Lady Jocelyn. No one in the house dreamed of a will, signed with Juliana’s name, attested, under due legal forms, being in existence. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry Fielding Sir, I have not an estate which doth not contribute almost as much again to the poor as to the land-tax; and I do assure you I expect to come myself to the parish in the end. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Rudyard Kipling The glory of his holiday estate had left him. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Jane Austen The estate at Winthrop is not less than two hundred and fifty acres, besides the farm near Taunton, which is some of the best land in the country. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Anthony Trollope He had ascertained that her late husband had certainly settled upon her for life an estate worth four thousand a year. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope In Ireland, let the estate be ever so small — eight hundred a-year, we will say — all the working of the property is managed by the agent. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Since then the estate has fallen upon evil times. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Benjamin Disraeli Lord Roehampton had, however, extensive powers of charging his estate in lieu of dower, and he had employed them to their utmost extent; so his widow was well provided for. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The estate in Port Washington where they were to spend the week-end belonged to a cousin of Anson’s who had married a Montana copper operator. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

She was a very good estate manager. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope She certainly was not prepared to blame the present Squire for having so managed his affairs as to be able to leave the estate to his own son. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Porthos is in Picardy.” Then aloud: “And he has taken his ancient name of Vallon?” “To which he adds that of Bracieux, an estate which has been a barony, by my troth. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The estate takes a passage into the female line, and the old name becomes extinct, nor does Middleton seek to continue it by resuming it in place of the one long ago assumed by his ancestor. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Elizabeth Gaskell They had not increased their estate for centuries; they had held their own, if even with an effort, and had not sold a rood of it for the last hundred years or so. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Benjamin Disraeli He is desirous of purchasing some Leicestershires for his estate in Burgundy. Pray, may I take the liberty of introducing his agent to you?” Mr. Leverton was delighted. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

There is so much to be looked after on an estate like this—the house, the grounds, the poor people—I can always find something to do. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing Some one said that he had gone to live in Paris; some one else reported that he had purchased an estate in Bucks. Presently he was forgotten. A Capitalist by George Gissing

Thomas Hardy Although the pillar stood upon the hereditary estate of her husband the lady had never visited it, owing to its insulation by this well-nigh impracticable ground. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Foliott offers to settle an estate of his, worth about ten thousand pounds, upon Helen; and his allowance from his uncle Foliott is twelve hundred a-year. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

George Gissing Certain sums went to kinsfolk, to charities, to servants; his land and the bulk of his personal estate became Lady Ogram’s own. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

There is evidence, as early as 1720, of his making over property to his daughter Hannah, and the letter from which I have quoted shows that he did not hold his Newington estate in his own name. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

The estate was worth forty thousand dollars. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

When not keeping house, he sat in the back yard, called the patio by the real estate agent, in an old broken deck chair. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

If confinement discourages industry, an estate in money is not confined, and lest industry should want whereupon to work, land is not engrossed or entailed upon any man, but remains at its devotion. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

George Meredith Four days of desolate wanderings over the estate were occupied chiefly in his decreeing the fall of timber that obstructed views, and was the more imperatively doomed for his bailiff’s intercession. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

John Galsworthy They ought to keep the estate together. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Lady Ogram’s estate was distant some two miles and a half from the edge of the town; it lay hard by the village of Shawe, which was on the highroad to—places wherewith Dyce had no concern. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

There are yet other reasons why the rent which a farmer on the Garden City estate would be willing to pay for his farm, or a labourer for his allotment, would tend to increase. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Two men were charged with poaching, and as this had taken place on Sir Timothy’s estate he retired from the Bench while the case was tried. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope That sentence in which the Squire declared that an estate ought not to be crippled for the sake of the widow was very much questioned by the cousin. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Clara should have her chance with or without the Belton estate or with or without the half of it. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford You are aware that my estate carpenter repairs . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Algernon Blackwood The estate of the dead man was small and uncomplicated, and Dr. Laidlaw, as sole executor and residuary legatee, had no difficulty in settling it up. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

If we are buying a farm, we are not content with the State map or a geological chart including the estate in question. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ivan Turgenev He had lately bought both the house and the estate attached to it. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Ralph,—the illegitimate Ralph,—knew well enough and had always known, that the estate was not to be his. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope The estate is not out of elbows. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And now he had returned to the truth simply with the view of cheating the creditors and keeping the estate in the family. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Galsworthy It was dangerous to get into the habit of not having them, when a title and estate depended. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Arnold Bennett The division of his father’s estate according to the will had proved unjust to himself; but he had not cared in the least. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jack London Their family had lived for a long time on an estate in the country, and managed, with the help of the common-land and their labour, to get on. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

As to his title and fortune——” “As to that, madame, I have made over to him the estate of Bragelonne, my inheritance, which will give him ten thousand francs a year and the title of vicomte. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The estate of Asbies contained fifty acres of arable land, six of meadow, and a right of commonage. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Arnold Bennett The sale of the Mericarp estate had a particular interest for respectable stake-inthe-town persons. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Helen Zimmern On his own estate he was resolved not to let everything go wrong for the good old Irish reason that it had always been so. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

H. Rider Haggard This will has not been disputed; therefore, if you are Leonard Outram, I may congratulate you upon being once more the owner of your ancestral estate and a considerable fortune in cash. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Mr. de Sor’s elder brother had left him an estate in St. Domingo, and a fortune in money as well; on the one easy condition that he continued to reside in the island. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope The estate and title must belong to Owen, and could not possibly belong to any one else, merely at his word and fancy. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He received me with true earnestness, and would not hear of my passing his estate without visiting him. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Tobias Smolle Two days ago we went across the country to visit ‘squire Burdock, who married a first cousin of my father, an heiress, who brought him an estate of a thousand a-year. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Willa Cather Mrs. Foley was the widow of a useful Tammany man, and she owned real estate in Flatbush. She was huge and soft as a feather bed. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Edith Wharton The tenants on this great estate appeared better housed and fed than any I have seen in Pianura. The monks have a school of agriculture, less pretentious but better-managed than the Duke’s. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arthur Machen There were methods and schemes and ideas in full course of practical and successful working on the Llantrisant property that were absolutely unheard of on any other estate in the country. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Tobias Smolle In short, Baynard fairly owned that he spent double his income, and that in a few years he should be obliged to sell his estate for the payment of his creditors. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

The Duke of Devonshire lost an estate t’other night at that same game of basset which nearly parted Mr. Topsparkle and his beautiful wife. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

In securities and investments the estate of the dead man was worth nearly sixty thousand pounds and a good proportion of it was in a liquid and easily negotiable form. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arnold Bennett In the division of old Darius Clayhanger’s estate Maggie had taken over the Clayhanger house, and Edwin paid rent to her therefor. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

I shall be ready to send all the papers and accounts of the Redclyffe estate to any place you may appoint as soon as she is sufficiently recovered to transact business. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Eliot If the Jamaica estate was to come to him — well and good. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

And now the Mardykes estate was in imminent danger. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Unhappily for me there had not been much to settle up, and a bare two hundred pounds was all that came to me when the estate was closed. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Bram Stoker It has been estimated that the resistance of this fictitious claim cost the Tichborne estate not far short of one hundred thousand pounds. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Radclyffe Hall The estate could be settled up very quickly. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Meredith The letter, as I found afterwards, told me that Charles has received an order from his uncle to go over to Mr. Pollingray’s estate in Dauphiny on business. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Anthony Trollope I told her that when it was all divided equally there would be a nice little estate even for all the daughters, and that in such circumstances all the sons would certainly get married. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope A good deal had been already heard of Lizzie, and it was at least known of her that she had, for her life, the Portray estate in her hands. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne By degrees, he took the estate into his management, acquiring necessarily a preponderating influence over such a man. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

M. R. James The estate map was produced, and when we had showed him our round, he put his finger on a particular spot. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Anthony Trollope Clara, the only estate that I claim, is your heart. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

She brought to her husband, as her marriage portion, the landed estate of Asbies, which, upon any just valuation, must be considered as a handsome dowry for a woman of her station. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

His estate was conveyed to trustees for the benefit of his creditors till such time as he should pay off Ballantyne and Co’s. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

You must see that the estate has come to me by circumstances such that no honest man can be justified in retaining it. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli The mighty domain of Montfort was an estate in strict settlement. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The estate fell to him by the death of his father, five years since; he has given up trade, after having made by it sufficient to pay off some incumbrances by which the family heritage was burdened. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Jean had told the truth when he declared that he was not disposing of his sister’s estate for his own benefit. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser Just at this time he was beginning to doubt the outcome of the real estate deal, and consequently he was feeling a little blue, and, as a concomitant, a little confidential. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope The estate will go to a better fellow, though out of the proper line. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]