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marquess

[mahr-kwis] /ˈmɑr kwɪs/
noun, British
1.
marquee (def 3).
2.
Origin of marquess
spelling variant of marquis
Can be confused
marque, marquee, marquess, marquis, marquise.
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  • The honors heaped upon Giordano by the marquess of Heliche, compelled him to neglect and offend other patrons.

  • The marquess of Carabas started in life as the cadet of a noble family.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The marquess wished to show a part of his domain to the Ambassadress.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • The eyes of the marquess sparkled, and the mouth of the marquess was closed.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The character and achievements of the marquess were well calculated to inspire admiration in the Prince.

  • There was a dead silence, which at length the marquess broke.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Dear me, how diabolically those wretches lied to the marquess.

    The Man From Brodney's George Barr McCutcheon
  • The marquess said, "Bravo," the rest smiled, and rose from the table in some confusion.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for marquess

marquess

/ˈmɑːkwɪs/
noun
1.
(in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl
2.
See marquis
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