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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937).

Usage examples (34)
  • I have met a certain French marquis, who is attached to the Count de Moustier's embassy.
  • As a last resort he called the marquis to him, and, while a tear stood on his rough cheek, drew a handful of money from his pocket.
  • The marquis was the only person who was in ill temper.
  • "A marquis was a rank something like Orminy," said Sade. for more
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  • The "marquis" (a nobleman) stepped silently through the "maquis" (a dense growth of shrubs in the Mediterranean area) and into the "marquee" (a large tent, often with open sides).
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