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  • noun Plural form of dauphin.

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Examples

  • Louis XVIII., much preoccupied while annotating Horace with the corner of his finger-nail, heroes who have become emperors, and makers of wooden shoes who have become dauphins, had two anxieties, — Napoleon and Mathurin Bruneau.

    Les Miserables

  • The dauphins have no such officer: but I will admit that they had.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Make no mistake, Roberts and Alia are carefully cultivated dauphins prepared from youth by the powerful few who think it is their birthright to own us all.

    Think Progress » Samuel Alito’s America

  • He had been punished on earth with five dead infants, the malformed children forced to walk strapped onto an iron cross, three dead dauphins, and a court that had drifted away one by one now that he was no longer amusing.

    THE DIAMOND

  • He had been punished on earth with five dead infants, the malformed children forced to walk strapped onto an iron cross, three dead dauphins, and a court that had drifted away one by one now that he was no longer amusing.

    THE DIAMOND

  • He had been punished on earth with five dead infants, the malformed children forced to walk strapped onto an iron cross, three dead dauphins, and a court that had drifted away one by one now that he was no longer amusing.

    THE DIAMOND

  • These are but a few of the numerous sham dauphins who have at various times appeared.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • Oh, dear, and here we are among the rich and great; and the steel kings and copper kings and oil kings and their heirs and dauphins.

    The Younger Set

  • Later, the agents of one of those false dauphins so numerous under the

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • When dauphins are as plentiful as blackberries in France and the court never sees a beggar appear without exclaiming: 'Here comes another dauphin!'

    Lazarre

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