Your sire rules the millions who have donned fear's stole forever.
They are a free company, sire, and they are called the White Company.
"At least, sire, suffer my guards to attend you," urged De Vitry.
"We are your subjects, sire," said the Gascon barons, though with no very good grace.
“He is within, sire,” Tavannes answered, indicating the closet.
You won't get the dates exact and the name and number of each dam and sire.
But Ganelon answered, “sire, had any but you so spoken, I had said that he spoke falsely.”
He was my father, sire, and I saw him slain—aye, and slew the slayer.
But surely that will prejudicially affect the rumor you were going to spread, sire?
You have, sire, as I have heard, many friends at Bristol and in the Midlands.
c.1200, title placed before a name and denoting knighthood, from Old French sire "lord (appellation), sire, my lord," from Vulgar Latin *seior, from Latin senior "older, elder" (see senior (adj.)). Standing alone and meaning "your majesty" it is attested from early 13c. General sense of "important elderly man" is from mid-14c.; that of "father, male parent" is from mid-13c.
"to beget, to be the sire of," 1610s, from sire (n.). Used chiefly of beasts, especially of stallions. Related: Sired; siring.