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Synonyms for squirearchy

the gentry who own land (considered as a class)

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Coming from the lower reaches of the squirearchy herself, but having married an enormous fortune, she did not so much aim to entertain the very rich and very grand, but instead sought the company of intellectuals.
Ted's plea that Parliament should once more be the preserve of the Squirearchy and Old Etonians wasn't a vote winner in Cardiff South East.
And Henry Fielding's Tom Jones is the story of bastardy in the squirearchy, not the bourgeoisie.
This was the man who made himself persona non grata with many of his peers when insisting that stewards retire at 70, thus irritating many a choleric member of the bucolic squirearchy, who thought being a steward was a right of birth.
Huntsmen are viewed as associates of the squirearchy or gentry" - Former TV presenter Brian Walden attacking anti-hunt backers.
Karen seems to have invented a slant on the matter - Squirearchy.
But perhaps the best description of this ineffable cultural element was provided 144 years ago by the Russian liberal Aleksandr Herzen, who wrote as follows about the Slavic East, and an earlier encounter with modernity, in his 1855 work, From the Other Shore: "The revolution of Peter the Great replaced the obsolete squirearchy of Russia - with a European bureaucracy; everything that could be copied from the Swedish and German laws, everything that could be taken over from the free municipalities of Holland into our half-communal, half-absolutist country, was taken over; but the unwritten, the moral check on power, the instinctive recognition of the rights of man, of the rights of thought, of truth, could not be and were not imported.
Wrapped in his code of honor, rather simply conceived, Edward Ashburnham represents the death of squirearchy as England had come to know it.
I recall a discussion I had, probably a little before the 1980 referendum, with Hugh MacLennan and a small group of the Eastern Townships Anglo squirearchy.
His landed inheritance was small, but marriage to a local heiress brought him the larger estate of Pownall (near Wilmslow, Cheshire) and eventually promotion into Cheshire's squirearchy.
He is bracketed by scenes of fox hunting, that lunatic sport of the English squirearchy.
Blackwood neither regurgitates the bungalow as mission control, nor presents a decor of aspiring squirearchy.
Edmund was a hearty host, and in the absence of irritants, such as voices too loud nearby, unwelcome intrusions, assumptions of personal intimacy on the basis of readership claims upon his work, he had all the signs and signals of the well-bred, comfortably-off squirearchy of Eastern seaboard society.
At Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, and Cardigan he championed the rights of a peasantry oppressed by the arbitrary power of largely Anglicized landowners, a rackrenting squirearchy, and Englishspeaking monoglot magistrates and judges.
The piano tuning and swimming pools, chandeliers and cash-for-moats of the squirearchy has brought Britain closer to insurrection.