EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIR
Miss Avice won't be down, sir, and I'm to fetch her up a pot of coffee, sir.
And oh, sir,” added Stephen, “may we crave a drop of water for our dog?
The poor dog heard the tumult, and leapt to your aid, sir, and we made after him.
Birkenholt, sir,” answered Ambrose, “but our uncle is Harry Randall.
"No, sir," said Robert, looking boldly in the face of his former employer.
"Good-morning, sir," said Robert, removing his hat on entering.
Miss Briggs, the maid, sir—but she's just ready to go out, sir.
No sir, not one, and I can find no sign of the Triassic period.
“With all my heart, sir,” said Dennet, coming to him with outstretched hands.
“Thou shouldst bring him one of these days,” said Sir Thomas.
c.1300, title of honor of a knight or baronet (until 17c. also a title of priests), variant of sire, originally used only in unstressed position. Generalized as a respectful form of address by mid-14c.; used as a salutation at the beginning of letters from early 15c.