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  • noun Plural form of marquis.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They were called "marquises," while the great ladies called themselves familiarly "cochonnettes."

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • They were called "marquises," while the great ladies called themselves familiarly "cochonnettes."

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • The “lords from France and Paris, laymen and clergy, princes and marquises all agreed” that the citizenry of the towns that did not surrender would be “slaughtered wholesale.”

    Bloodlust

  • Art, silver, porcelain, furniture, carpets and textiles from his home in the old palace of the marquises of Villafranca and from his country house in Trujillo, two hours' drive away, will be offered in a two-day auction in London on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Pinto Coelho's Daring Style

  • Though counts may cavil and marquises moan, the Spanish parliament, backed by the Spanish electorate, has now put a stop to this kind of discrimination – a policy powerfully endorsed by the king though succession in the monarchy remains, for the moment, exempt from reform.

    Primogeniture: The second sex | Editorial

  • The “lords from France and Paris, laymen and clergy, princes and marquises all agreed” that the citizenry of the towns that did not surrender would be “slaughtered wholesale.”

    Bloodlust

  • He was a peculiar old man, and in very truth, a man of another age, the real, complete and rather haughty bourgeois of the eighteenth century, who wore his good, old bourgeoisie with the air with which marquises wear their marquisates.

    Les Miserables

  • Dukes, in Latin, duces, being generals in war; counts, comites, such as bore the general company out of friendship, and were left to govern and defend places conquered and pacified; marquises, marchioness, were counts that governed the marches, or bounds of the Empire.

    Leviathan

  • Princes, dukes, and marquises were of Chaulieu's band.

    Voltaire

  • Genoese marquises, and was miserly of her minutes.

    Honorine

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