Usage examples for peerage

  1. When he was offered a peerage by the King he denounced with fiery wrath the minister through whom it was offered as attempting to bribe him. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  2. On returning to England she had inquired for Mr. Templeton; she had learned that he had married again, had been raised to the peerage under the title of Lord Vargrave, and was gathered to his fathers. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book X by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. At times, when an undergraduate of force of character and high social position, the heir to a peerage for example, is for the moment an ardent Socialist, the Fabian Society becomes, in a certain set or college, the fashionable organisation. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  4. You will have the girl you love, I shall have the peerage to leave to you. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  5. You would not disgrace the British peerage, you would not disgrace this court of justice, you would not disgrace human reason itself, by confiscating, on such evidence, the meanest property of the meanest wretch. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  6. Throughout the Middle Ages, in every contest between the people and the crown, the weight of the peerage was thrown into the scale in favour of popular liberties. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  7. I found that out for myself from the Peerage. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  8. Another was the peerage- a part of the British system which could not have been abolished without the overthrow of the government, and yet incapable of introduction here. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  9. It's a strange thing, said he, at last; but the more I see of the aristocracy, the more I 'm convinced that they ought to have doctors for themselves alone, just as they have their own tailors and coachmakers,-- chaps that could devote themselves to the study of physic for the peerage, and never think of any other disorders but them that befall people of rank. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  10. Aliens, Orientals and worse now received without surprise into the peerage of England and the great offices of justice. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  11. L. was raised to the peerage in 1866. Life, Letters, etc. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  12. The fate of a young empire but slightly moved the British peerage. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  13. It's the gospel of the British peerage. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  14. No, no, Master Ridd; none of your promiscuous blood, such as runs in the veins of half our modern peerage. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  15. Rodney received a peerage for this day's work but he certainly did not make the most of his victory. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott