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a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal

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And mind you, I'm not talking about only the grandees from OUR world, but the princes and patriarchs and so on from ALL the worlds that shine in our sky, and from billions more that belong in systems upon systems away outside of the one our sun is in.
A mudsill like me trying to push in and help receive an awful grandee like Edward J.
Pembroke Howard, lawyer and bachelor, aged almost forty, was another old Virginian grandee with proved descent from the First Families.
This Duke Ricardo, as you, sirs, probably know already, is a grandee of Spain who has his seat in the best part of this Andalusia.
You may behave politely to the bearer, who is a count and a grandee of Spain!
Now they beheld a table of solid silver, once the property of an old Spanish grandee.
This spacious and once magnificent family residence was built by a grandee of the race early in the past century, at which epoch, land being of small comparative value, the garden and other grounds had formed quite an extensive domain.
When he came he was greeted by his host with the proud courtesy of a Spanish grandee and by Mrs.
would have no inclination for a war on that subject, I will answer for an arrangement, the result of which must bring greatness to Porthos and to me, and a duchy in France to you, who are already a grandee of Spain.
This stout young man was an illegitimate son of Count Bezukhov, a well-known grandee of Catherine's time who now lay dying in Moscow.
Rawdon and his wife had the very best apartments at the inn at Brighton; the landlord, as he brought in the first dish, bowed before them as to his greatest customers: and Rawdon abused the dinners and wine with an audacity which no grandee in the land could surpass.
The Russian grandee looked a little surprised, and, fixing his eyes steadily upon me, began to wonder what I meant.
4 Shouldn't we call Labour grandees "millionairees" as they long ago moved on from making mere thousands out of their political careers?
Are these grandees any aware of the ridicule and disdain that their pranks and antics in the brawl are drawing them in heaps and piles from the people who are being plagued by a multiplicity of miseries and wants and are desperate for some relief and some respite from this unbearable painful travail that has become the hallmark of their unlivable lives?
Within days of UK ministers axing aid to the Ugandan government after its grandees stole PS1.