Origin of lording
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How do the Jews succeed in so lording it over the immense majority?Zionism and Anti-Semitism
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Nicolette cares not for this, For she loves a lording lad, Aucassin to name he had.Aucassin and Nicolette
I do misremember it, lording: but 'tis surely of no account.
Squire's as pretty a marksman as any in Nottingham, lording, for all his years!
Toll first, lording; tender it prettily to us, and you shall only tender it once.
- archaic a gentleman; lord: used in the plural as a form of address
- an obsolete word for lordling
Old English hlāfording, from hlāford lord + -ing ³, suffix indicating descent
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