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Definitions of Infanta

  1.   A title given to a daughter of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the heiress- apparent.
  2.   In Spain and Portugal, any princess of the royal blood, except the heiress apparent.
  3.   A title borne by every one of the daughters of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest.

Usage examples for Infanta

  1. The king, the queen and the infanta were all eating at the same table, and I can tell you truly, sir, that as the infanta drank red wine, it could be seen as it passed down her throat because her skin is so very fair, and everyone there was astonished. ” – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. As already stated, the first rush of the Spanish squadron carried it past a number of the blockading ships, which could not immediately work up to their best speed, but they suffered heavily in passing, and the Infanta Maria Teresa and the Oquendo were probably set on fire by shells fired during the first fifteen minutes of the engagement. ” – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  3. When he took his own painting room with the little Infanta and her maids as a subject, Velazquez seems to have considered it entirely as one flat visual impression. ” – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  4. In fact, the Infanta was charming- like a little woman- and not at all embarrassed. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  5. “ A little while after the declaration of the marriage, the Duchesse de Ventadour and Madame de Soubise, her granddaughter, had been named, the one governess of the Infanta the other successor to the office; and they were both to go and meet her at the frontier, and bring her to Paris to the Louvre, where she was to be lodged a little while after the declaration of my embassy: the Prince de Rohan, her son- in- law, had orders to go and make the exchange of the Princesses upon the frontier, with the people sent by the King of Spain to perform the same function. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  6. He switched on the light and instantly, perched against the Velasquez Infanta saw the letter, white and still before the pink and grey of the picture. ” – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  7. The Infanta of Spain, at four years of age, had been betrothed to the young king, and in 1723 was sent to Paris to be educated for her exalted future. ” – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  8. The focal attention is centred on the Infanta with the figures on either side more or less out of focus, those on the extreme right being quite blurred. ” – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  9. He had to abandon her for the political advantages which the marriage to the Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa, afforded. ” – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  10. The thought occurred to Ferdinand- a very unusual one in the rest of the European world, though not indeed in Spain- of marrying the Infanta to Henry, brother of the deceased prince, who was now recognised as Prince of Wales. ” – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  11. There are the ill- starred twins, Elizabeth and Henrietta: Madame Elizabeth, who never lost the love of her old home, and, though married, before entering her teens, to the Infanta of Spain, retired, after a life of disappointment, to her beloved Versailles to die; and the gentle Henrietta who, cherishing an unlucky passion for the young Duc de Chartres, pined quietly away after witnessing her lover wed to another. ” – A Versailles Christmas-Tide by Mary Stuart Boyd
  12. It was modelled on that begun for the Spanish Infanta at St. James's, though, perhaps in view of possible developments, it was of a larger size than the original. ” – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  13. In 1525 the angel told him that he would do well if he returned to Spain, because he would obtain the place of physician to the infanta Eleonora, queen dowager of Portugal, and afterwards married to Francis I., King of France. ” – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  14. And mingling their voices they would sing, Infanta – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  15. Infanta is it anything bad? ” – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  16. The infanta went ahead, and they all followed her. ” – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  17. From this he took forth a diamond of great price and gave it to the Infanta saying that it had belonged to her mother, Isabella of France. ” – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  18. The king then charged his successor to hold the Infanta in especial affection and consideration; " for," said he, " she has been my mirror, yea; the light of my eyes." ” – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  19. It was in the " country house" itself, near the gate, that our " Baby Charles" is said to have climbed the high wall of the courtyard to get a glimpse of the Infanta whom he hoped to make his wife. ” – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  20. “ A thick mass of wood rose before them, a stream coming down from it, and here there was a halt, the ladies were lifted down, and the party, who numbered about twelve men, refreshed themselves with the provisions that the Infanta Yolande had hospitably furnished for her guests. ” – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge