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  • n. Plural form of viscountess.

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Examples

  • How silly would it look, incidentally, if the coming modernisation did not feature equal rights for the husbands of viscountesses?

    Royal succession is a feminist issue. Or so the men say | Catherine Bennett

  • And at eight in the morning he would have his breakfast brought in on a tray by a man – servant: the man – servant would unfold his crimson dressing – gown; he would rip his letters open with his long pointed nails and would extract thick white cards of invitation upon which the engraving stood up roughly from duchesses, countesses, viscountesses and Honourable Ladies.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • “Who especially has more delightfully hit off the duchesses and viscountesses of the Restoration period!”

    Balzac

  • The peeresses preceded their respective lords -- each rank of the peerage being classed together; that is, the baronesses preceding the barons, the viscountesses the viscounts, and so forth.

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • He says: "Who especially has more delightfully hit off the duchesses and viscountesses of the Restoration period!"

    Balzac

  • "Well, you are married now, and part and parcel of him, and a wife's duty is to keep her own husband from hussies -- viscountesses or no they can call themselves."

    The Reflections of Ambrosine A Novel

  • She had her little narrownesses, to be sure, and was not hail-fellow-well-met with everybody, like him; and did not think very much of giddy little viscountesses with straddling loud-voiced

    The Martian

  • This graceful swarm of sisters of charity was composed of ten duchesses, fifteen marchionesses, and some thirty countesses, viscountesses, and baronesses, at the head of whom was the Queen, who intended to honour the fête by her presence.

    Memoirs of Robert-Houdin

  • Outside of the prison were but citoyens and citoyennes; inside of the prison were yet dukes and duchesses, counts and countesses, viscounts and viscountesses; there, behind locks and bars, the aristocracy was represented in its most glorious and high-sounding names.

    Empress Josephine An historical sketch of the days of Napoleon

  • "I would point out that the duchesses and viscountesses at the end of the Restoration were known neither to Sainte-Beuve nor to

    Women in the Life of Balzac

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