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.' Which signifies in our speech: `To the very powerful and very honorable knight, Sir Nigel Loring of Christchurch, from his very faithful friend Sir Claude Latour, captain of the White Company, chatelain of Biscar, grand lord of Montchateau and vassal to the renowned Gaston, Count of Foix, who holds the rights of the high justice, the middle and the low.'"
Meanwhile, Sky has jumped into the fray with a campaigning approach to plastic pollution, and now with Our Planet, Netflix has seemingly stolen the grand seigneur of nature broadcasting, David Attenborough, from under the Beeb's nose and loosened his shackles in the process.
j'ai patiente tout en attendant le jour oo toutes les verites et les injustices seront devoiles par le Grand Seigneur. J'avais implore le bon Dieu pour qu'il guide les Tunisiens vers le bon chemin et protege le paysAa Allah me suffit, Il est mon meilleur garant [beaucoup plus grand que].
Si je m'arrete ici un jour, je veux me conduire comme un '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.
67-97) la figura del futuro sovrano, uomo di governo coscienzioso e accorto derivante dalla carriera civile e giudiziaria, di cul risaltano le solide doti di competenza e di equilibrio prima della successione ad Adriano, le origini familiari da ricchissimi proprietari fondiarii, il cursus honorum senatorio coronato dal prestigioso proconsolato d'Asia svolto nel 135-136 d.C., 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.
Luis Valenca is a member of the world-famous Portuguese Court Riding School and 'Grand Seigneur' among Lusitano breeders and trainers, while Paul de Olivera and Laurent Jahan count among the most well-known stunt and show riders in France.