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  • n. Plural form of signior.


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  • Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? say, when?

    The Merchant of Venice

  • All that day the Emperor and his officers, great signiors all, stood at arms in the pouring rain, with the water oozing from their boots, vigilantly alert.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • The common folk of the town were inclined to make common cause with the corsairs in resistance to their hereditary enemy the Christians; but the magistrates and members of the council, the grave and reverend signiors, held so conspicuously aloof that Aisa was constrained into forcing them to aid in the defence when he had time to attend to the matter.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • A conclave of "most grave and reverend signiors" was convoked, who ordained that the disturbed spirit should every night pluck a blade of grass till all should be gathered.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 491, May 28, 1831

  • His conscious equality in presence of the 'grave and reverend signiors,' gives to his renowned address a consummate dignity, unknown elsewhere in literature.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? say when?

    Act I. Scene I. The Merchant of Venice

  • He laughed his fill over it, while the grave signiors frowned and yet struggled to keep their countenances.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • I allude to OTHELLO on the occasion of his pleading before the Duke and other potent, grave, and reverent signiors of Venice, in a speech which I shall commence by quoting in full ----

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • But it was beautiful altogether, and I could have cried with delight to see those grave-looking signiors forgetting themselves for once and pretending they were big boys over again.

    The Christian A Story

  • One of them was the writing -- with the assistance of one of the grave and revered signiors who instructed us, and who, whatever may have been the measure of his erudition, did not understand how to scan a line -- of a most interminable Zu-Vendi love-song, of which the continually recurring refrain was something about

    Allan Quatermain


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