grand seigneur

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grand seigneur

(ɡrɑ̃ sɛɲœr)
n, pl grands seigneurs (ɡrɑ̃ sɛɲœr)
often ironic a dignified or aristocratic man
[literally: great lord]
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He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
A grand seigneur combined with a great connoisseur," opined the other heavily.
In manner, something of the grand seigneur still clung to him, so that he even ripped you up with an air, and I have been told that he was a RACONTEUR [storyteller] of repute.
This is how it runs: `A le moult puissant et moult honorable chevalier, Sir Nigel Loring de Christchurch, de son tres fidele ami Sir Claude Latour, capitaine de la Compagnie blanche, chatelain de Biscar, grand seigneur de Montchateau, vavaseur de le renomme Gaston, Comte de Foix, tenant les droits de la haute justice, de la milieu, et de la basse.
j'ai patiente tout en attendant le jour oo toutes les verites et les injustices seront devoiles par le Grand Seigneur.
Grand Seigneur (also a stallion) and Chicuelo were Group 1-placed jumpers in France a couple of years later, followed by Group 1 chase winner Bonbon Rose (now a stallion) and Rock Noir, a Group 1 winner over hurdles and now an Arkle Chase hope trained by Jonjo O'Neill.
It has already translated into Turkish many works by Mehmed Uzun, the grand seigneur of Kurdish literature who lived in exile in Sweden as a political refugee until 2005.
gli avvenimenti che condussero alla scelta adottiva da parte di Adriano, resa ufficiale il 25 febbraio 138; il III (Un grand seigneur au pouvoir, pp.
To the end of his life he kept the manners of a grand seigneur of a world now gone, the hauteur, self-confidence and wit.
She'd done one interview for Bill's paper that ended up trashing the grand seigneur of British arts so completely that a written apology was demanded from the editor.
The collaboration between the grand seigneur of contemporary dealers and the brash young Boone is itself provocative (representing the artist jointly, they split commissions).
J'ai cogneu une fameuse courtisanne a Rome, dite la grecque, qu'un grand Seigneur de France avoit la entretenue.