Sentence Examples

  • St Lawrence's chapel, a chantry built under Edward I., was bought by the townsfolk at the Reformation.
  • Apparently he spent a lot of time on the back of a horse, riding his range in all kinds of weather - a fact that prompted more than one comment by townsfolk that he had wasted a good college education.
  • In many parts the peasants and townsfolk, enraged by the licence of the French, hung on his flank and rear.
  • Many of the houses are roofless and untenanted; for, after five centuries of prosperity under Venetian or Hungarian rule, an outbreak of plague in 1456 swept away the majority of the townsfolk, and ruined the survivors.
  • Formerly, when floods resulted from this obstruction, the townsfolk of Helston acquired the right of clearing a passage through it by presenting leathern purses containing three halfpence to the lord of the manor.