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  • In an anonymous duet, "Dites, seignor," White and Horner-Kwiatek created an operatic level of engagement (in a piece written 300 years before opera was invented), as did Mondel in a rendition of another score of unknown origin, "S'on me regarde," that exuded erotic longing and fear of discovery.

    Armonia Nova's arresting concert of early music at St. Mark's, Capitol Hill

  • We give this title of “grand seigneur” (seignor) to the Turkish sultan, who assumes that of pasha, to which the expression grand seignor does not correspond.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Notwithstanding internal and foreign shocks, notwithstanding the incursions of barbarians, it comprised all the possessions of the grand seignor at the present day, except Arabia; all that the house of Austria possesses in Germany, and all the German provinces as far as the Elbe; Italy,

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Candide and Martin pay a visit to seignor pococuranté, a noble venetian.

    Candide

  • I was grand seignor for many years; I dethroned my brother, my nephew dethroned me, my viziers lost their heads, and I am condemned to end my days in the old seraglio.

    Candide

  • The grave and reverend seignor looked down on her as men do look on what is the apple of their eye.

    Villette

  • In medieval Europe the town-charter was frequently a compromise with the caprices and the interests of a petty seignor; and even kings were inclined to deal with the towns which stood upon the royal demesne in a spirit of the frankest opportunism.

    Medieval Europe

  • It contained the boudoir and sleeping apartments of some of the fair _seignieuresses_ [296] of Beauport in the house which Robert Giffard, the first seignor built there more than two centuries ago; it is the oldest seignorial manor in Canada.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • (O.Fr. _lierre_) _senior, _seignor_ _seignor_ _seignors_ senioris_

    Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. Essays on Literature, Biography, and Antiquities

  • Primogeniture, the large landed estates, the former pride and boast of the first families, very soon were divided up into smaller freeholds, and the owners of these, of necessity, were frequently forced to lay aside the old manners and customs, the air and arrogance of the grand seignor, and to content themselves with the plain, unostentatious mode of life which at present characterizes most gentlemen in the South.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

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