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  • A brevet-rank banker and millionaire to boot, he had a taste for the classical style.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • It appears to have been, as it were, brevet-rank only; it was not hereditary.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • Who'd ha 'thought of it_?' will be upon the lips of every inhabitant; it will receive brevet-rank as a witticism of the first order, it will enrich the language, and enjoy an immortality, which will endure -- ah, till the introduction of a newer catchword!

    Punch Among the Planets

  • The years had been good years, years of plenty, years which had advanced him to the brevet-rank of lieutenant-colonel.

    The Four Feathers

  • There followed, while the uniform was being prepared, an interval of pure delight, during which Bobby took brevet-rank as a 'man' at the women-swamped tennis-parties and tea-fights of the village, and, I daresay, had his joining-time been extended, would have fallen in love with several girls at once.

    Under the Deodars

  • Count ([Greek: komês]; comes; companion), but having not yet laid aside his belt of office, nor received the honour of admission to the palace, or what they call brevet-rank (_codicilli vacantes_), which honour at the end of his term of service is given to him, and to none of the other chiefs of departments [126].

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator


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  • "a rank in the army higher than that under which an officer does duty in his corps."

    October 10, 2008