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  • n  a large and imposing house
  • n  the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)

  • Sinatra, above in 1964, in his four-bedroom manse, which has a piano-shaped pool.
  • Fighting with two swords instead of one gives me a better shot at beating down an opposing mage, while spending hours wending through a haunted manse might win me a coveted staff.
  • Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs manse has four bedrooms (each with private bath), a full kitchen, cabana bar and a piano-shaped pool.
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  • Timothy Garton Ash in New York Times
    I think he is seen as a somewhat more solid, son-of-the-manse clergyman's son, giving it to you straight, to the point of being boring,Professor Garton Ash said in a telephone interview. "He's not regarded as a prince of spin or a liar."
  • Peter Kellner in CNN International
    Peter Kellner, chairman of YouGov Polls, says: "Whereas Tony Blair came to politics ideologically light, Gordon Brown came ideologically heavy. He is the son of the manse, son of a Church of Scotland minister where social values and moral values...
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind in Newsweek
    The qualities that Brown has could be found in any minister, but if you are the son of the manse, look dour and miserable and have some Scrooge-like characteristics, it is irresistible to link them to being Scottish,says Malcolm Rifkind, a...

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