ladies and gentlemen love

ladies and gentlemen


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  • n. Used to address an audience.


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  • Mrs. Wardlaw and I sat together, and around us many friends, chiefly ministers of the different churches, the ladies and gentlemen of the Glasgow Anti-Slavery Society and others.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • He was hospitably entertained at dinner by Major Dunienville, who invited a number of ladies and gentlemen to meet him; and on the morning of December 16th he sailed, with the major on board, for Port Louis, where he was to confront General Decaen.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • There come before my mental eye the elegant ladies and gentlemen for whom these comfortable sayings are prepared: the vestrymen and pillars of the Church, with black frock coats and black kid gloves and shiny top-hats; the ladies of Good Society with their Easter costumes in pastel shades, their gracious smiles and their sweet intoxicating odors.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Here beautifully dressed ladies and gentlemen would have sauntered up and down the parterres, listening to the birds and the gentle plashing of water in the fountains, as they discussed the intrigues of the day and indulged in cultural one-upmanship.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • She was merely another of the great ladies and gentlemen drawn into the insidious web of Harschmort House.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • The ladies and gentlemen of the Press (or in other words a partially shaven, polo-neck sweatered, elaborately casual and uninformed mob) yawned to their feet when I reached the Dettrick Room in Randfontein House within ticking distance of half past eleven.


  • According to Lafayette in his Mémoires, Clinton was so sure of his success in advance that he invited a number of ladies and gentlemen to a party in Philadelphia where the marquis was to be the featured guest.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The La Belle Riviere, as brave and beautiful a boat as ever walked the waters of her namesake river, was floating gayly down the stream, under a brilliant sky, the stripes and stars of free America waving and fluttering over head; the guards crowded with well-dressed ladies and gentlemen walking and enjoying the delightful day.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • An entertainment was given to about fifty ladies and gentlemen of the neighbourhood; but Dr. Carlyle, who was present, and wrote indeed an ode for the occasion, says that though the fare was sumptuous, the company was formal and dull, because the guests were all strangers to their host and hostess except Adam Smith, and Adam Smith, says Carlyle, “was but ill qualified to promote the jollity of a birthday.”

    Life of Adam Smith

  • "Different benevolent-minded ladies and gentlemen in this neighbourhood and in London."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.


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