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liege
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Middlemarch
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  • "To get their own bread they must overdose the king’s lieges; and that’s a bad sort of treason, Mr. Mawmsey—undermines the constitution in a fatal way."
  • Lydgate smiled as he ended his speech, putting his foot into the stirrup, and Mr. Mawmsey laughed more than he would have done if he had known who the king’s lieges were, giving his "Good morning, sir, good-morning, sir," with the air of one who saw everything clearly enough.

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  • He was her liege lord.
  • a liege subject

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