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Usage examples for earldom

  1. The prayers were granted, in promise, and a great deal of church wrecking was conscientiously done; the Lord James, on his return, paid particular attention to idolatry in his hoped for earldom but the preachers were not better paid. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  2. " I intend dropping the earldom said Stafford. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. The Lamptons passed out of the earldom of Durham a hundred years ago. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. She was- and it was a pet phrase with her-" resigned" to everything: resigned to Lord Culduff's being made a grand cross and an ambassador, with the reasonable prospect of an earldom resigned to her own great part- and was it not a great part? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  5. The Tichborne trial recalled to Mark Twain the claimant in the Lampton family, who from time to time wrote him long letters, urging him to join in the effort to establish his rights to the earldom of Durham. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  6. 42. Gebizo had acquired so much wealth over and above his former possessions that Bertrade found herself mistress of a noble earldom and became famous throughout the Empire for her wealth as well as her beauty. – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  7. The power of the Comyns in their hereditary earldom of Buchan had now been suppressed, and King Robert turned his attention to their allies in the south. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  8. Have you forgotten that the Earldom of Enderby, failing male heirs, descends to the female line? – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. Within about six months of the Abernethy meeting, Malcolm gave Gospatric the earldom of Dunbar, and he became the founder of the great house of March. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  10. I, at home in England, wondered how it was that the Belgian police had never discovered that the murdered man was named Philip de Mountford and that he claimed to be the heir to the earldom of Radclyffe. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  11. You know that the death of his two sons has again made me the heir to the Hyde earldom and that after me, the succession is yours. – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  12. In 1205 the Earldom of Ulster was granted to Hugh de Lacy. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  13. The earldom was one of the oldest in Ireland, but the marquisate did not go back farther than the last few years. – Muslin by George Moore
  14. In this way, then: We must admit that it is not at all unlikely that our eldest daughter may live to inherit her grandfather's earldom and become Countess of Enderby in her own right. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  15. The Earldom of Ancester had always been in the habit of consulting Mr. Hawtrey about all sorts of things, not necessarily legal. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. It was during the arrangement of this plan that his Earldom leaked out, creating serious misgivings in the minds of Uncle Mo and Aunt M'riar that they would be ill- advised if they allowed themselves to get mixed up with that sort of people. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. Coroner and jury had met here to- day in this stuffy room in order to conduct an inquiry on the death of Philip de Mountford, heir presumptive to the earldom of Radclyffe. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  18. Edmund looked after his earldom and grew into a powerful young man of nineteen years old. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  19. Or I might put up with an Italian earldom or the like. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  20. Edmund, when not occupied with the affairs of his earldom spent much of his time with the king, who saw in him a spirit of intelligence and activity which resembled his own. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty