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a list of the British aristocracy In full Debrett's Peerage
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C19: after J. Debrett (c. 1750–1822), London publisher who first issued it
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  • He had all that mere possessions could bestow, but always with a sense that debrett, round the corner, was keeping an eye on him.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • As a summons from debrett, there is no doubt he was not so attentive to it as he ought to have been.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • Of course, if you'd known your debrett as I do, you would have seen the thing plain enough.

    The Wizard's Son, Vol. 1(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • But Ri had already not only fetched debrett, but found the place.

    Count Bunker J. Storer Clouston
  • It was astonishing how "well posted," to use the Transatlantic idiom, the papers were in Burke and debrett.

  • Mr. debrett's astonishment at this lullaby held him silent for some seconds.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • He had been into debrett, and he knew that she could trace her family back to the Crusades.

    At The Sign Of The Eagle Gilbert Parker
  • "Oh, but she has beautiful dolls, Mr. debrett," interposed her mother.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • A little study of the pages of debrett would soon convince you of this.

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight
  • To your right-minded mother, all's well that ends in the Wedding March—and debrett!

    Far to Seek Maud Diver

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