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Since that letter I have learned more concerning this grandee, for such he is.

Tell her you're a Spanish grandee, and offer her a position as Spanish grandshe.

The centenarian accepted with the air of a grandee, and extended his horn snuff-box.

He signed to the girl to retire with the air of a grandee dismissing some vassal.

He will be falling in love with some grandee next, mark my words!

What right had this Czernovese grandee to demand a salute from him—an English officer?

Most likely they belong to one of the family at the Manor, or to some grandee who is staying there.

My grandfather was the son of a grandee who had lost all his property.

The highest privilege of a grandee is that of covering his head before the king.

Can you prove yourself worthy of the daughter of a Spanish hidalgo and grandee?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Spanish grande "nobleman of the first rank," originally an adjective, "great," from Latin grandis "big, great" (see grand (adj.)).

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