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  • n. Plural form of grandee.

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Examples

  • [26] That Dante was not of the _grandi_, or great nobles (what we call grandees), as some of his biographers have tried to make out, is plain from this sentence, where his name appears low on the list and with no ornamental prefix, after half a dozen _domini_.

    Among My Books Second Series

  • She and her brother of course went off to welcome the titled grandees, and with them, alas, went many of the signora's admirers.

    Barchester Towers

  • She and her brother of course went off to welcome the titled grandees, and with them, alas, went many of the signora’s admirers.

    Barchester Towers

  • And Ali kissed his hands and went away; whereupon the King called his grandees and said to them, “How many of the Kings have sought my daughter in marriage?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the King called his grandees and said to them, 'How many kings have sought my daughter in marriage?'

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

  • Mary had all her life been accustomed to women of rank, and had never habituated herself to feel much trepidation in the presence of titled grandees; but she had prepared herself to be more than ordinarily submissive to Lady Scatcherd.

    Doctor Thorne

  • Many consultations had been held against the life of Christ but this plot was laid deeper than any yet, for the grandees were all engaged in it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Other works in the exhibit were previously owned by Queen Christina of Sweden, King Charles I of England and an impressive array of titled grandees and artists, including Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin West.

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  • I'd like to know how much of our money the Beeb paid for a helicopter to fly over the country homes of the Tory so-called "grandees".

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  • Holland; they had been living there "in safety, plenty, pomp, and ease," leaving the genuine Puritans at home to fight it out with Prelacy; and, after the battle was won, they had slunk back to claim the rewards they had not earned, to become pets and "grandees" in English society, to secure good appointments and assume leading parts, and to be elected members of the venerable Westminster Assembly!

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

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