from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of monsieur.
  • noun Plural of monsieur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Sirs; gentlemen; -- abbreviated to Messrs., which is used as the plural of Mr.


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  • Pas de chance, * the ladies room was blocked off and a sign instructed patrons to use the next room (that would be the "Messieurs" ...)


  • Pas de chance,* the ladies room was blocked off and a sign instructed patrons to use the next room that would be the "Messieurs"...


  • "Messieurs," he intoned, bowing low and directing them to one of the little tables.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • "Messieurs," the King went on, "madame has joined her entreaty to that of the Queen for the life of Mademoiselle de Paradis, and very willingly and from my heart have I signed this pardon."

    Orrain A Romance

  • "Messieurs" and should not be abbreviated in any way other than

    How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) A Complete Guide to Correct Business and Personal Correspondence

  • "Messieurs," said the Count, after this exchange of civilities, "you are, of course, aware of the reason of my presence here this afternoon, so we can proceed to business at once, but before the Italians are brought in I have a slight favor to ask."

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter

  • "Messieurs," said he to them, "when you went away you were three in number; what have you done with your comrade?"

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • – "Messieurs," said Manuel, addressing the municipals "give all the newspapers to monsieur (pointing to the king); it is well that he should be informed of our successes."

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • "Messieurs," he said, addressing the municipals, "I desire that Cléry should remain near my son, who is accustomed to his care; I hope that the Commune will accede to my request."

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • What contributed most to the power of their "Messieurs" was the petites écoles and their pedagogy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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