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Definitions of Monseigneur

  1. My lord; -- a title in France of a person of high birth or rank; as, Monseigneur the Prince, or Monseigneur the Archibishop. It was given, specifically, to the dauphin, before the Revolution of 1789. ( Abbrev. Mgr.)
  2. In France, a title of courtesy prefixed to names of persons of high rank, or to titles of noblemen; my lord; your grace or highness.

Usage examples for Monseigneur

  1. " I, monseigneur," said the Englishman. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. The Marechal wished to attack Heilbronn, but Monseigneur was opposed to it; and, to the great regret of the principal generals and of the troops, the attack was not made. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  3. But there is a great difference, monseigneur! – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  4. Monseigneur, it is my duty to disobey you. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  5. It is a sad event which has brought you under our roof, monseigneur. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  6. " No, monseigneur," she replied, turning scarlet and looking at her husband as much as to say, " What did I do wrong?" – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  7. " 'I said four livres to you, monseigneur, but the honest market price I could not set at less than five and a half. – Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. After the age of forty, monseigneur, the Line of Life sends a branch towards the Line of the Sun. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  9. It is for you, monseigneur, to fix the amount you require. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  10. And I am a dying man, Monseigneur! – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. Monseigneur, I looked at the man. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  12. " Yes, monseigneur,- the child of my old age; my darling child. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  13. Meanwhile, the army which had been sent to Germany under the command of Monseigneur and of the Marechal de Lorges, did little or nothing. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  14. Monseigneur, I shall leave him to tell you that himself. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  15. The rector carried off Monseigneur Dutheil to show him the different sides of the landscape. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  16. Monseigneur, you are as a father to me! – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  17. A few years ago he threw up his lucrative appointment as Court physician to Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois, and gave up the profession of medicine for that of journalist and politician. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  18. Leave Monseigneur Etienne to me. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  19. Monseigneur, who had been out wolf- hunting, returned in time to attend it. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. Ah, that is like you, Monseigneur! – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
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