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- n. Plural form of dutchess.
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I will own a suite at Claridges and run a fleet of carridges and wave at all the dutchesses with friendlyness as much as is beffitting of my new estate
I walked through that hall of giant oils of kings and queens, dukes and dutchesses, princes of all kinds.
The guide took us to one of these bullyvards, where there are tables out on the sidewalk, and you can eat and drink and look at the dukes and counts and dutchesses and things promenading up and down, flirting like sin, and we sat down to a table and ordered things to eat and drink, and dad looked like Uncle Sam, and felt his oats.
Sovereigns, statesmen, archbishops and bishops, deans and prebendaries, literati and non-literati, queens, dutchesses, and their chambermaids, all read novels; and therefore, — I will write a Novel.
As expectant dutchesses, marchionesses, and countesses, they were indulged in all the fastidiousness of refinement, and all the imbecility of elegance.
One closed-down hedge funder or redundant investment banker, by curtailing his typical spending patterns, can negatively impact restaurateurs, hairdressers, tailors, jewelers, personal shoppers, realtors and interior designers - so what impact can hundreds or even thousands of newly-underemployed white collar dukes and dutchesses have?