patrician

Part of speech: noun

A nobleman.

Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; noble.

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Usage examples "patrician":

  1. Beside her Marcia’ s delicate features showed clear- cut like a cameo, and her every movement spoke of patrician blood. - "Marcia Schuyler", Grace Livingston Hill Lutz.
  2. And may the people hereafter find, that the true boast of a patrician is, that his power the better enables him to serve his country. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  3. The girl stiffened perceptibly, and really looked very patrician as she turned and regarded him indignantly. - "Delilah of the Snows", Harold Bindloss.