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- Like a yeoman: stout and true
1914, William Morris, The Sundering Flood:
- […] it was almost as if he were back at Wethermel, so yeomanly and free seemed all about him.
- Of or proper to the class of yeomen in British history
1884, Various, Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884:
- Judge Abbott is, therefore, of good yeomanly pedigree.
1893, Thomas De Quincey, The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols):
- Her name was Anne Bowden; and she was of a respectable family, that had been long stationary in Devonshire, but of a yeomanly rank […] .
- Like a yeoman: stoutly and bravely