Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lives in a pension; a boarder.
- n. One who receives a pension.
- n. One of the two classes of actors at the Comédie Française, engaged yearly at a fixed salary and, after a certain number of years as a probationer, nominated and usually admitted sociétaire (which see).
“In 1838 she signed a contract as a pensionnaire at the most prestigious institution of the French stage, the Comédie Française, the official state theater where Samson himself was an actor.”
“Aurelia and Adele were in the first division of the second class; the second division was headed by a pensionnaire named”
“J'y avais été pensionnaire au début des années cinquante!”
““Mademoiselle, you know little of me; I can be embarrassed as a petite pensionnaire; there is a fund of modesty and diffidence in my nature —””
““Pardon, Mademoiselle,” said a pensionnaire, entering gently; and having taken from her desk some necessary book or paper, she withdrew on tip-toe, murmuring as she passed me,”
“A pensionnaire, to whom I had rendered some little service, exclaimed one day as she sat beside me: “Mademoiselle, what a pity you are a Protestant!””
“Milly proceeds to an admirable French school, as a pensionnaire, and leaves this on Thursday next.”
“There is a French pensionnaire staying here, the same as I am.”
“She was immediately admitted _pensionnaire_, and at the end of eighteen months unanimously elected _sociétaire_.”
“Before her death his mother had placed him in the second Cadet Corps as a "pensionnaire.”
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