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  • I'm more than tired of the two Bushes and don't want to add the Clintons as another "semi-royal" line.

    Chuck Todd: Hillary Faces Steep Uphill Climb To Dem Nomination

  • Obviously, all this, even without one being an evicted semi-royal, would give anyone a complex.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • Obviously, all this, even without one being an evicted semi-royal, would give anyone a complex.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • Stephen is supposedly some sort of semi-royal by-blow: brought up for payment, discreetly, as their own, by discreet people in a small town.

    Cromwell & Wolsey: From 'Wolf Hall'

  • Obviously, all this, even without one being an evicted semi-royal, would give anyone a complex.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • It happened to be her reception day, when the house was thrown open with a splendor that was semi-royal.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • It happened to be her reception day, when the house was thrown open with a splendor that was semi-royal.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • If Kim had walked proudly the day before, disciple of a holy man, today he paced with tenfold pride in the train of a semi-royal procession, with

    Kim

  • Even in the past with which I associated the name of Guermantes in order to do it honour in the fullest measure, with reason moreover, for under Louis XIV the semi-royal Guermantes were more supreme than to-day, the phenomenon I had studied was equally apparent.

    Time Regained

  • By 1655 most discerning men would have bet that England would have a new semi-royal Statholder-like dynasty, the Cromwells, and never witness the return of the Stuarts.

    Un-Kinglike King

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