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hochwohlgeboren

Definitions

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  • adj. High-born; aristocratic, of noble birth.

Etymologies

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From German hochwohlgeboren.

Examples

  • He tried to propitiate them by calling them hochwohlgeboren herren, which in itself sounded suspicious.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • Cold as he was he thrilled slightly as he reflected that she possessed real distinction; almost she might be hochwohlgeboren -- yes, quite.

    The White Morning

  • This woman would snub any hochwohlgeboren who presumed to snub him in the future.

    The White Morning

  • The Highnessess, the hochwohlgeboren privy councillors, the hochgeboren secretaries, even the untitled Herren who held some petty office, were ushered with profound deference to their seats at the long table, while Clara stood waiting.

    Frances Waldeaux

  • "That is, it's _wohlgeboren_ and _hochwohlgeboren_," said Wharton, who appeared at that moment.

    The Hosts of the Air

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