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the three estates

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n the three estates a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
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Usage

In literature:

A new parliament of the three estates was summoned for September 30.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The three estates had always acted as three separate bodies.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
The buildings of the estate were nearly three leagues away.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
This being touched with the sceptre, the three estates proceeded to elect their representatives.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Mr. Gallatin never recovered the three thousand dollars owed to him in the final balance of his real estate operations.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
His three noble sons had now grown to man's estate, and had received the honour of knighthood from their Sovereign.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
And many of the servants upon the Severndale estate had been there for three generations.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
This estate included the Abbey House, the Abbey Gateway, three cottages, and about nine acres of land.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Lord Bellamy wanted to join the Mount Royal and the three estates.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
The estate consisted of three rods, and was east of Rose Alley.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
The following morning found the three youths in a summer-house attached to the Wadsworth estate.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
It happened in this way: Some three years ago your father said to me, 'I want to raise L15,000 on the estate, Brander.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
Who else would pay the great price for this estate for three years?
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
There was once a miller who left no more estate to the three sons he had than his mill, his ass, and his cat.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The father died when his son was seven years old, leaving his estate in the care of three guardians.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is surrounded by part of its endowment, the magnificent Palo Alto estate of seventy-three hundred acres.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The shares in the estate of Colonel Bridger's three married daughters were claimed by their husbands and are recorded by items.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
I own at least three times the amount of the claim in real estate in this county.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
His wife was one of the three heirs of John Watts, who owned a princely estate.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
All the estates which he had won by his valour went to his three sisters.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills
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In poetry:

As on this head he woud have spoken more
the Jailour happend to unlock the door
to lett him know his creditors did wait
to make him sell if he woud freedom gett
At least three quarters of his whole estate
"Satyr IV. The Pretty Gentleman" by Thomas Parnell
"A loving wife I mean to take you;
And a good husband mean to make you.
I've got three trades--their profit's great;
Exclusive of a good estate.
The baking business I hold fast,
Can do the work from first to last.
"Courtship" by William Hutton

In news:

The theater is in the process of acquiring the Wurlitzer three-manual console being donated from the estate of Andy Anderson.
For the first time in more than three decades, Fanuc CNC America (Hoffman Estates, Illinois) will exhibit as a single entity at IMTS 2010, alongside Fanuc Robotics America.
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns several malls and shopping centers in the region, has announced that it has completed a refinancing of three of its malls.
The three Beverly Hills trophy estates once owned by the apparel firm co-founder include the former home of Columbia Pictures honcho Harry Cohn and, later, talk-show host Mike Douglas.
While three governors wrangle over water amid the Southeast's worst drought in decades, commercial real estate firms are adopting measures more familiar to the nation's parched Southwest.
Tammany Parish District 1 firefighters put out a fire Wednesday afternoon at a home in the French Branch Estate subdivision, but not before three dogs died.
Trinity Church has controlled vast swaths of Lower Manhattan real estate for more than three centuries, since the Queen of England deeded 215-acres to the church in 1705.
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines announces three new innovation wine brands to the extensive DC&E portfolio.
599,000 The Property: All that remains of what in the early 20th century was the Riverside estate of the entrepreneur and horse breeder Henry Babson is three service buildings—and one and a half of them are on the market.
Blue Heron Farm, the Chilmark estate that President Obama and his family have rented for three past summer vacations, was sold last week for $21.9 million.
Sixteen miles south of Washington, DC, and three miles from the Mount Vernon Estate, George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill and gift shop are open daily April through October 703-780-2000, mountvernon .org.
Las Vegas industrial broker Brian Riffel is seeing property come back onto the market at one-third the price it was sold three years earlier, a perfect illustration of how the commercial real estate market is taking a hit like housing.
City real-estate firms have released their market reports for the first three months of the year, and depending on who's crunching the numbers, business appears to be steady — and may be even set to take off.
When at the winery, do taste all three Rieslings made at Johnson Estate.
Real estate investor Stephen Siegel said the move to impose a receiver on three of his Las Vegas suite properties has been settled on undisclosed terms.
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In science:

Real estate offices are beginning to use three-dimensional models to support the creation of virtual tours .
Geometric reconstruction from point-normal data
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