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Noblewoman  n.  (pl. noblewomen)  A female of noble rank; a peeress.

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"Noblewoman" Quotes from Famous Books

... must be remembered that at that time Luther declared that he would live and die a bachelor. Besides, Ave had now been happily married to another. At this juncture the influence of another woman enters into the private life of Luther. Argula von Staufen, a noblewoman who had been won over to the cause of the Reformation and was actively engaged in breaking down the power of the hierarchy even by her pen, wrote to Luther, expressing her surprise that he who had written so ably and so well ...
— Luther Examined and Reexamined - A Review of Catholic Criticism and a Plea for Revaluation • W. H. T. Dau

... of the Renaissance, when the deed trod hard on the heels of the word. One of his self-portraits shows him in a Byronic collar, the brow finely proportioned, marked mobile features, sombre eyes—the ideal Don Juan Tenorio to win the foolish heart of an Emma Bovary or a bored noblewoman. Another, with its savage eye—it is a profile—and big beaver head-covering, recalls Walt Whitman's "I wear my hat as I please, indoors or out." A giant egoist, and as human, all too human, a fellow as Spain ever begot, Goya is only hinted at in Baudelaire's searching quatrain beginning: "Goya, ...
— Promenades of an Impressionist • James Huneker

... considerations as to the matter of taking a wife, and a very wise and practical old lady she is; he treats as "joyeusetes" the conversation of the Venetian women who inform the Prince that in their city the noblewoman, once married, may have quite a number of lovers without exciting any comment, the husband being rather relieved than otherwise; he allows his boatmen to swear and call one another vile names, and ...
— Frederic Mistral - Poet and Leader in Provence • Charles Alfred Downer

... Josephine's incessant and inconsistent outpourings of jealous complaint as to his conduct, had much to do with his attitude concerning the political advantages of the divorce. Such was the young Polish noblewoman's eventual devotion to the father of her boy, that throughout his subsequent life in Europe she ran every risk to be near her idol, and actually followed him to Elba. Their son, the Count Walewski, was a devoted Frenchman, and a man of quality, filling, with dignity, important offices ...
— The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - Vol. III. (of IV.) • William Milligan Sloane

Words linked to "Noblewoman" :   countess, Lady Emma Hamilton, Amy Lyon, baroness, Duchess of Ferrara, Borgia, female aristocrat, peerage, Godiva, nobleman, lady, Great Britain, marquise, duchess, Lady Godiva, United Kingdom, UK, peeress, lady-in-waiting, Lucrezia Borgia, lord, U.K., marchioness, baronage, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain, Milady, Hamilton

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