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  • n. Plural form of courtier.


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  • The King was very fearful at this sight, but presently he called his courtiers to his aid.

    French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

  • Artists and men of letters were invariably better received than the titled courtiers of France; while many of the nobility were truly lords-in-waiting, the two Vanloos,

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • It must have been with a somewhat failing heart that he invited his courtiers from the fleet to see what he had done to the men who dared to oppose him! and showed them the head and arm of Leonidas set up upon a cross; but he took care that all his own slain, except 1000, should first be put out of sight.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • Whereupon the courtiers were astounded and the monarch, sore concerned for his son, summoned Al – Sindibad.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the prince called his courtiers about him and set off with a great retinue to seek a bride.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • “I have known of you for a long time: first from your action with regard to your serfs, a first example, of which it is very desirable that there should be more imitators; and secondly because you are one of those gentlemen of the chamber who have not considered themselves offended by the new decree concerning the ranks allotted to courtiers, which is causing so much gossip and tittle-tattle.”

    War and Peace

  • “Cecil, half the so-called courtiers in his train are engineers,” he said.

    The Virgin's Lover

  • Among his courtiers was a young man of that fineness of blood and lowness of station common to the conventional heroes of romance who love royal maidens.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • About the throne were grouped the courtiers; and beyond the courtiers were the knights and ladies of the frescoed walls which bore the history of King Cuthbert's ancestors; girls like drifting blossoms, matrons like sweet fruit, and knights like strong trees.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • "Would that my courtiers were as true to me as you are to him!" replied the Emperor, greatly struck by this poor man's loyalty and devotion.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands


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