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valet-de-chambre

Definitions

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  • n. the personal servant of a monarch
  • n. valet

Etymologies

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From French

Examples

  • We have witnessed the deshahille of Major Pendennis: will any man wish to be valet-de-chambre to our other hero, Costigan?

    The History of Pendennis

  • I must positively put the wretch out of doors, to ensure the safety of my furniture; and in consequence of this, Eneas, an audacious young negro, in whom wisdom hath not waited for years — Eneas, my groom, I say, will probably be elevated to the post of valet-de-chambre.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Peregrine in the yard, fell at his feet, clasped his knees with great eagerness and agitation, and presented to him the individual face of his old valet-de-chambre.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • This inhuman relation, coveting the wealth of his infant ward, formed a design against the life of the helpless orphan, and trusted the execution of it to his valet-de-chambre, who was tempted to undertake the murder by the promise of a considerable reward.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • These ablutions being executed, he dried her with towels, accommodated her with a clean shift, and, acting the part of a valet-de-chambre, clothed her from head to foot, in clean and decent apparel which had belonged to Mrs. Hatchway; by which means her appearance was altered so much for the better, that when

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • With these sentiments he returned to the inn, and, putting a pair of pistols in his pocket, ordered his valet-de-chambre and

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • While I enjoyed myself in this manner, the precise lady had the good fortune to meet with her husband, who was no other than gentleman, or, in other words, valet-de-chambre, to the very nobleman whose coach stood at the door.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • A Swiss valet-de-chambre, who had already made the tour of

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • “What, he told you so, I suppose?” said the other: “I take him to be neither more nor less than a French valet-de-chambre.”

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • Jolter, the valet-de-chambre, and lacquey, bestriding their beasts, they proceeded for the place of their destination, at which they arrived in safety that same night, and bespoke a passage in the packet-boat which was to sail next day.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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