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n. - Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.; A noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess.

Usage examples (36)
  • The "little marquise" is said to have died in child-bed at the Hague, in 1661.
  • The marquise was the wife of the man, who broke his plighted faith to the young Fraulein Van Hoogstraten.
  • Wits, authors, poets, artists, statesmen, whose words could change the fate of Europe, were proud to call the marquise friend.
  • "Mason and Slidell" fame, a "marquise," in thread lace and velvet, her sisters, the Misses Deslonde, "peasant girls of France." 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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