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Marquise meaning

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marquise - examples of usage

  1. One would say a marquise of the old school." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. No one in his wildest dreams, however, could set out with the picture of a marquise, and top it off with a Normandy cap. - "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
  3. We paused to look at group after group, all equally enjoying themselves; and the Duchesse de Guiche, from her perfect knowledge of Paris, was enabled, by a glance, to name the station in life occupied by each: a somewhat difficult task for a stranger, as the remarkably good taste of every class of women in Paris in dress, precludes those striking contrasts between the appearance of a modiste and a marquise, the wife of a boutiquier and a duchesse, to be met with in all other countries. - "The Idler in France", Marguerite Gardiner.
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