Origin of peeress
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Examples from the Web for peeress
In the first place, Herbert, I was never intended by nature to be a peeress.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
An English peeress is a princess, and must dispense her wealth generously.
She knows that you are a peer of England, and that she is a peeress.
To be the rival of a peeress; that peeress a duchess; that duchess the lady of the viceroy!Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
I would rather he were an earl, and I a peeress in his right.The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals
Ann S. Stephens
- the wife or widow of a peer
- a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right
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