In stumbling to the door, she upset the basket, and--oh horror!--the lobster, in all its vulgar size and brilliancy, was revealed to the highborn
eyes of a Tudor.
They say, my lord, These highborn
dames do so affect your Grace That where you go they throng like flies around you, Each seeking for your favour.
Here's Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, the odds-on favorite to survive the whole saga, played by Emilia Clarke) mustering a few of her highborn
peers at the end of Season 5: "Our fathers were evil men, all of us here.
The researchers at Macquarie University in Australia also found that the risk of death was also greater for characters that were "lowborn" (not a Lord or Lady), compared to those that were "highborn
With Rachel being of less highborn
origin, Yeoh's character struggled in convincing her son of the responsibility and significance of being an heir to their family.
Shifting between the perspectives of dozens of characters and multiple pairs of lovers--but especially between the perspectives of Christian, Kirsten (through her diary), Peter, and Emilia--Tremain illustrates how the lowborn and the highborn
alike suffer from the melancholy of love affairs gone wrong.
Even his nickname of "Imp," which up to the 17th century in general English use referred indifferently to the youngest scion of a highborn
family, does not necessarily characterize him as a child of the devil, a link which came only later (OED Online).
This class dichotomy is represented by Baron von Lerchenau, a highborn
, self-important aristocrat always looking to finagle funds versus the wealthy self-made man Faninal.
To avoid the possible consequences if the killing were to be blamed on an individual, they decided that each clan would provide a young, highborn
warrior to form an assassination cadre.
They were Gaius Marius, a brilliant and resourceful New Man politician who had nothing but contempt for what he considered the incompetent, grasping, hidebound aristocracy; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a dissolute but clever military genius with large appetites and a powerful fealty to the old days of senatorial dominance, though his own highborn
family had been in reduced circumstances for generations.
Though Katherine is a highborn
lady in one life and a poor orphan in the next, her tendency to find her own jokes funny remains the same.
Focusing on the unions between Muslim lords and rulers and highborn
Christian women (spouses or concubines), these unions reified Muslim power.