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 Meanings and Examples of PROPRIETOR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
proprietor
 n.  one who has legal title to something; owner
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  The proprietor and two clerks stood on the sidewalk with armfuls of bolts of cotton cloth they had been displaying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  A man in shirt sleeves, presumably Del Snafflin the proprietor, shaving a man who had a large Adam's apple.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  Mrs. Wilks was the proprietor of Ye Art Shoppe and Magazine and Book Store, and the reader of the small Christian Science church.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  Handsome Anton Jelinek, who had rented his homestead and come to town, was the proprietor.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
5  She did not linger to discuss class distinctions with Madame Pouponne, but hastened to a neighboring grocery store, feeling sure that Mademoiselle would have left her address with the proprietor.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
6  In the end, when the silence and suspense were no longer to be borne, he got up and hammered on the door; and the proprietor came, yawning and rubbing his eyes.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  A man he took for the proprietor was standing in the lobby, and he went up to him and tackled him for a job.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
8  It took no inconsiderable perseverance to arouse the inmates; but at last the respectable proprietor appeared, and undid the door.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  The most "puzzled" were the school-master and Thenardier, the proprietor of the tavern, who was everybody's friend, and had not disdained to ally himself with Boulatruelle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
10  The proprietor had a fine nickname: he was called Rousseau the Aquatic.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
11  The proprietor of the stall said to them: "You cannot live here any longer."
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE MALICIOUS PLAYFULNESS OF THE WIND
12  The baker, who was the proprietor in person, took up a loaf and a knife.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
13  The last proprietor of the dynasty, Father Hucheloup, no longer acquainted even with the tradition, had the post painted blue.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
14  It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
15  The largest landed proprietor in that part is a Mr. John Turner, who made his money in Australia and returned some years ago to the old country.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
Example Sentence:
1  This restaurant is famous and popular because of the geniality of the proprietor who tries to make everyone happy.
2  The selfishness of the small proprietor has been described by the best writers as individualism.
3  This is Oliver, the proprietor of a needle-factory and iron-foundry in the valley.
4  The proprietor is trying to improve the land.
5  Complaints about standards of service should be addressed to the proprietor.
6  As small business proprietors, most doctors have had little incentive to invest in automation efforts.