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.
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
Her voice was stern; it bore to the girl's ears a subtle, unworded repetition of the threat the Marquise had already voiced.
"And you will find them none so ready to send soldiers all this way, Marquise," the Seneschal comforted her.
Marius frowned darkly, but before he could speak, Tressan was insinuating a compliment to the Marquise.
The Marquise looked at her, her face manifesting no offence at the almost insulting words.