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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Members of the royal family (especially of the French); The state of being of royal birth.

Usage examples (23)
  • The classes in which the national spirit of Poland lived were the so-called noblesse, numbering hundreds of thousands, the town populations, and the priesthood.
  • He likened the king to the sun and the "noblesse" to the moon.
  • The explanation given to him was, that they were the "noblesse" of the land.
  • It now devolved upon the deputies to prepare a statement of their grievances, and for this purpose the "noblesse" retired to the for more
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