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Usage examples for chateaux

  1. Her persuasive influence was dictating those measures which were driving the ancient nobility of France from their chateaux and her vigorous mind was guiding those blows before which the throne of the Bourbons trembled. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. For he has often drawn up leases of chateaux with parks and out- houses, for three thousand a year. – Petty Troubles of Married Life, Part First by Honore de Balzac
  3. It differed utterly from the French Chateaux where she had visited; there toil obtruded, vineyards and rich fields of crops clustered close to the very walls of the seigneur's dwellings, a source of wealth simply displayed; here similar activities were banished to unseen regions, and scrupulously kept avenues, close cut lawns and immaculate flower- beds formed evidence of constant labour whose results charmed the eye but were materially profitless. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  4. They say these old chateaux are full of secret passages, but I'd never have the luck to find any. – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  5. Do you know, I love those ancient French chateaux and farms in one, where salon windows look on poultry- yard and stalls. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. These were, in the main, at chateaux – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  7. On both sides there were dark spaces where the walls of the great chateaux of the nobles extended down to the water's side, and obliged those pursuing him along the quays to make a detour round them to come down again to the bank. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  8. Though the Germans had destroyed all buildings behind the British line, the buildings behind the German lines were intact, and the men experienced the unpleasant sight of the comfortable chateaux and houses in which the German troops were billeted when they themselves were very badly off in this respect. – The Story of the "9th King's" in France by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  9. He tramped on, building chateaux en Espagne. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. As well think of the simulated trees, water- falls, and chateaux leaving the stage, as the dugazon! – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  11. A great number of chateaux and good houses in the neighborhood of the canal. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  12. So we gazed at the two- wheeled carts, the high, bony, strong white oxen, the ribbons of roads, hard- surfaced and beautiful, wreathing the gentle hills, and longed for a car to make the journey past the fine old chateaux that flashed in and out of our vision behind the hills. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  13. Among the Chateaux more than anywhere else, it had always been the custom to cherish Utopian ideas respecting the management of public affairs, and to criticise the acts of the Government. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  14. The whole is thick set with farm- houses, chateaux and the bastides of the inhabitants of Lyons. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  15. One would like to have brought one of those chateaux over to England, to be kept for all time as an example of German culture, that our children might turn from it in horror, and that our country might be saved from the hypocrisy and the selfishness of which this is the fruit. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  16. Von Falkenhayn had his home nearby in another of the beautiful chateaux there. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  17. They form the divisions of the open spaces, or squares, where the markets just mentioned are held; and were formerly the appurtenances of the palaces and chateaux of the old Dukes of Normandy: the latter of which are now wholly demolished. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  18. In this number are not included the private chateaux and estates of the Empress, or those of the Princes and Princesses Bonaparte. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. We knew that without being told; also it was evident as we passed up and down the car aisle during the day that she was acting as a sort of human Baedeker to the Young Doctor, while the Gilded Youth, to whom chateaux and French countryside were an old, old story, sat by and hooted. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  20. Joseph Bonaparte possesses four estates and chateaux in France, three hotels at Paris and at Brussels, three chateaux and estates in Italy, and one hotel at Milan, and another at Turin. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton

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