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“Politics is a hard-nosed game, and the right has been playing Marquess of Queensbury Rules for a long time on this,” he said.Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott|David Freedlander|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Duchess is the highest rank in the English peerage (in descending order the ranks go duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron).Kate Middleton: Why Be a Duchess When You Can Be a Princess?|Tom Sykes|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There's an ancient joke about a young MP who, late in the 19th century, posed a question to the aged Marquess of Salisbury.
Indeed, he couldn't conceive that his Marquess of Queensbury rules might be seen as an easily exploited weakness.
A Whig of still greater note and authority, the Marquess of Hartington, separated himself on this occasion from the junto.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
"He (pointing to the young gentleman in sky-blue) is the only son of the powerful Marquess of Filletoville." 'The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
The Marquess de Bouille, on hearing of the circumstance, took them to his house, where he treated them most hospitably.
I am the youngest son of a marquess, answered the youth, a barber by trade, and affianced to the daughter of the King of Castille.Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes|Charles Sellers and Others
Coningsby was summoned from Eton to Monmouth House, and returned to school in the full favour of the marquess.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.