Part of speech: noun

A nobleman next in rank below a duke.

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Usage examples "marquis":

  1. The marquis and his men quickly rode into the city, and they took half of it before the King of Egypt or the other Moors knew what had happened. - "The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc", Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba.
  2. In explanation, the Marquis said he had a young horse in his cab, which was very difficult to drive. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.
  3. The Marquis laughed softly and patted the boy's head. - "The Light That Lures", Percy Brebner.