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senhor

[sin-yawr, -yohr; Portuguese si-nyawr] /sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔr/
noun, plural senhors Portuguese, senhores
[si-nyaw-rish] /sɪˈnyɔ rɪʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Portuguese term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a man.
Abbreviation: Sr.
Origin of senhor
1785-1795
1785-95; < Portuguese < Vulgar Latin *senior lord; see senior
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  • “No, senhor; some months must yet elapse before she takes the final vows,” said the father.

    The Prime Minister W.H.G. Kingston
  • I was about to go aloft with my spy-glass, when senhor Silva came on deck.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • “Hide behind the trees, or climb up the nearest you can reach,” said senhor Silva.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • “You had better go below,” said senhor Silva, coming up to me.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Well, Vicente, shall we start now," said the senhor when they had breakfasted.

    Our Little Brazilian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • “There you see a very curious animal,” said senhor Silva to me.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • senhor Silva accounted to Captain Hyslop, as he had done to me, for our entering the river.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston

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