doyen[ doi-en, doi-uh n; French dwa-yan ]SEE DEFINITION OF doyen
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It was a noble vintage, and the doyen grew eloquent over it.
In those days the doyen of the fleet was Captain Samuel Blandford.
He was, at the time of his death at the age of eighty years, the doyen of the trade.
Doyen had scruples; but recommended Fragonard for the naughty business.
The details of this doyen club will be found in its proper place, p. 99 et seq.
The senior member or doyen of a society is often called the father.
The room where Doyen was working was close to the Hermitage.
The Huntingdon was the doyen of London clubs; its titled members could 39 have filled a very large volume.
The Doyen de Killérine—the third of Prévost's long books—is "infinitely agreeable," "si l'on y met un peu de complaisance."
The Emperor made a suitable reply in Chinese which was translated by the Doyen's interpreter.
early 15c., from Middle French doyen "commander of ten," from Old French deien (see dean).