noun, plural mar·quis·es [mahr-kee-ziz; French mar-keez] /mɑrˈki zɪz; French marˈkiz/.
- Also called marquise cut. a gem cut, especially for a diamond, yielding a low pointed oval with many facets, usually 58.
- a gem cut in this style, especially a diamond.Compare navette.
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In 1745, Louis XV took as mistress one of the most notorious celebrities in all of Europe, the Marquise de Pompadour.
Mabille particularly likes Mata Hari or The Marquise de Montespan as women of intrigue.
Are you unaware that he met Captain Beauchamp at the chateau of the marquise?Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
The latter, looking at Pellisson, leaned upon the surintendante, and pressed the icy hand of the Marquise de Belliere.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
There's the Marquise d'Espard who has just left the room; this is precisely what she thinks and does.Bureaucracy|Honore de Balzac
He created her Marquise de Pompadour, and compelled the court to recognize her.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
Newman knew that the marquise disliked his telegrams, though he could see no sufficient reason for it.The American|Henry James