personage

Part of speech: noun

A man or woman, especially one rank.

Part of speech: noun

An assumed character.

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Usage examples "personage":

  1. " I am very glad indeed," said the royal personage, " to see Mr. Brandon looking so much better. - "Paul Clifford, Volume 3.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. This boy was quite a noted personage, although he was then only about ten or eleven years of age. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
  3. But Giovanni knew well enough that Del Ferice was the most influential personage in the bank in question, and the mere suggestion of his name lent to the whole affair a suspicious quality which disturbed Orsino's father. - "Don Orsino", F. Marion Crawford.