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  • noun Plural form of manservant.

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Examples

  • And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

    CORONATION DAY

  • As the only one of the white lady volunteers who spoke the language of the Chinese inmates, Pearl heard atrocious accounts of physical and mental abuse, violence, torture, starvation, and rape inflicted on girls thrown out or sold by their families into forced labor, working in brothels or as domestic slaves terrorized by the mistress of the household and passed from hand to hand by the master, his sons, and his menservants.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • A glimpse of two menservants, one with logs and the other with a poker, silhouetted against the fire.

    Widows and Orphans

  • There remained the stewards and elder counsellors, and such menservants as might be needed for any service, from armoury, stables, stores, brewhouse and bakehouse.

    His Disposition

  • There was to be no rest that night for the menservants, stewards and maids of Owain's court, none for the members of his bodyguard, or the young men who followed him in arms.

    His Disposition

  • As the only one of the white lady volunteers who spoke the language of the Chinese inmates, Pearl heard atrocious accounts of physical and mental abuse, violence, torture, starvation, and rape inflicted on girls thrown out or sold by their families into forced labor, working in brothels or as domestic slaves terrorized by the mistress of the household and passed from hand to hand by the master, his sons, and his menservants.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • At her direction, two of the larger menservants each seized an end of the blanket under Jamie and transferred it smoothly, contents and all, to the camp bed, now set up before the fire, where another servant was industriously poking the night-banked coals and feeding the growing blaze.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • He is escorted into my bedroom by half a dozen companions and menservants, and they formally undress him and leave him only when he is in his nightgown.

    The White Queen

  • He is escorted into my bedroom by half a dozen companions and menservants, and they formally undress him and leave him only when he is in his nightgown.

    The White Queen

  • He is escorted into my bedroom by half a dozen companions and menservants, and they formally undress him and leave him only when he is in his nightgown.

    The White Queen

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