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  • noun The state of a being a flunkey


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  • The coachman was fat and florid, the footman a particularly fine specimen of flunkeydom, and their faces, as the light of my lamps fell upon them -- they could not speak, for they were both gagged as well as bound -- were so convulsed with terror, that I could see they did not look upon me as a friend.

    The Motor Pirate

  • It was full of monuments to the dependents of peers, in which the peers figured very largely and the dependents fared humbly -- the epitome of flunkeydom.

    A Student in Arms Second Series

  • For sheer ecstasy of flunkeydom "Jenkins" was unsurpassed and unsurpassable, but at least he was capable of recognizing native talent, as may be gleaned from his notice of Semiramide in English in the winter of 1842: --

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • In my live character of Gaston de Nérac I command the respect of flunkeydom.

    The Belovéd Vagabond

  • So, for an instant, Anthony stood at Susanna's threshold, looking into her antechamber, breathless almost with his sense of her imminence; -- and then the tall flunkey said, in the fastidious accents of flunkeydom, "Net et _em_, sir;" and all my hero's high-strung emotion must spend itself in the depositing of a card.

    The Lady Paramount

  • Can you deny that you've been off and on lately between flunkeydom and The

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • At last it struck me, and Mackaye too, who, however he hated flunkeydom, never overlooked an act of discourtesy, that it would be right for me to call upon the dean, and thank him formally for all the real kindness he had shown me.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • 'I wonder if this sort of flunkeydom be good for a man,' muttered Atlee to himself as he sprang down the stairs.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • The "mountainous flunkeydom" at Royal levées is a frequent incentive to ridicule with pen and pencil; Punch is happy in pillorying the Morning Post for the use (A the phrase, "the dense mass of the nobility and gentry" at one of Lady Derby's receptions; while he applauds the Queen for setting a good example by giving early juvenile parties in

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857


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