sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.
As I am liberal in my politics, sir, I am likewise pretty liberal with this rule.
Cavett then turned to sir Noel, and asked him, "What is the word for when one has terrific, prolific qualities?"
sir, you have now been President of the United States for six months and what is the result?
They were greeted by sir Howard Stringer, president and CEO of Sony.
Take my rede, sir, and let it drop, for you have come very well out from it.
Not I, sir, no more than public letters or gazettes tell us.
sir, are you satisfied with these consequences of the agitation you have gotten up?
Well, now, sir Paul, what do you think of your friend Careless?
Sometimes he does, sir, and sometimes he gives it to me for the children.
c.1300, title of honor of a knight or baronet (until 17c. also a title of priests), variant of sire, originally used only in unstressed position. Generalized as a respectful form of address by mid-14c.; used as a salutation at the beginning of letters from early 15c.