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peerage
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  • Her husband was really deserving of her; independent of his peerage, his wealth, and his attachment, being to a precision the most charming young man in the world.

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  • In the British peerage system, individuals are ennobled — not families.
  • I knew a little from our infrequent stays with Baron Greyfallow, and thought I was quite genteel enough without having to memorize forms of address, table manners, and the elaborate snarled rankings of the peerage.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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