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  • It took him a little while, as my father had not bothered to mention the majority of the baron’s titles such as the Viscount of Montrone and Lord of Trelliston.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Would fain marry Roxane to a certain sorry fellow, one Monsieur de Valvert, a viscount—and—accommodating!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • The most prominent members of British society were on hand for her engagement party-dukes, duchesses, knights, earls, counts, viscounts, and country squires-and all of them hid their faces behind masks, as did Alice.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He could not tell me what became of Christine or the viscount.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera

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  • The influence of the viscount and viscountess in their brother’s behalf was assisted by that right understanding of Mr. Morland’s circumstances which, as soon as the general would allow himself to be informed, they were qualified to give.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Continuity lapses had begun to proliferate with the stealth of rats breeding in cellar corners: for a space of thirty pages, the Baron had become the Viscount from Misery’s Quest.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Viscount Cronshaw was fifth viscount, twenty-five years of age, rich, unmarried, and very fond of the theatrical world.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Sir Walter had once been in company with the late viscount, but had never seen any of the rest of the family; and the difficulties of the case arose from there having been a suspension of all intercourse by letters of ceremony, ever since the death of that said late viscount, when, in consequence of a dangerous illness of Sir Walter’s at the same time, there had been an unlucky omission at Kellynch.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family’s motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family—indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • But one newly minted viscount could not summon the necessary courage.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge

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  • Mademoiselle Claire and the viscount—that was Mr. Valentin, you know—were both in the house.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • ’the noble viscount sitting opposite’—all these expressions, all this parliamentarism of a free people, has an enormous attraction for me.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • [32] /Vide/ How to Lengthen Our Ears, by Viscount Harberton; London, 1917, p. 28.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • They had a big army staff college down there, and for three years in the mid-1930s, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, later the victor of the Battle of Alamein, taught there.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "I," replied the viscount,—"I saw Castaing executed, but I think I was rather intoxicated that day, for I had quitted college the same morning, and we had passed the previous night at a tavern."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But, on the other hand, the postilion who drove us was a Viscount, a son of some bankrupt Imperial General, who accepted a pennyworth of beer on the road.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • In fact, as I recall, I was up on the step-ladder dusting the portrait of Viscount Wetherby when my employer had entered carrying a few volumes which he presumably wished returned to the shelves.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • She chose the Viscount, and the violin struck up once more.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The silver cross is worn by the eldest daughters of Viscounts.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • An’t please your Grace, Sir Thomas Bullen’s daughter,— The Viscount Rochford,—one of her Highness’ women.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury made report of the decree of the Council of Executors concerning the obsequies of his late most illustrious Majesty, and finished by reading the signatures of the Executors, to wit: the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Lord Chancellor of England; William Lord St. John; John Lord Russell; Edward Earl of Hertford; John Viscount Lisle; Cuthbert Bishop of Durham— Tom was not listening—an earlier clause of the document was puzzling him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Standing by the table, with his finger in the page to keep the place, and his right arm flourishing above his head, Traddles, as Mr. Pitt, Mr. Fox, Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Burke, Lord Castlereagh, Viscount Sidmouth, or Mr. Canning, would work himself into the most violent heats, and deliver the most withering denunciations of the profligacy and corruption of my aunt and Mr. Dick; while I used to sit, at a little distance, with my notebook on my knee, fagging after him with all my might and…
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He knew some anecdotes about the heroes of the turf, and various clever tricks of Marquesses and Viscounts which seemed to prove that blood asserted its pre-eminence even among black-legs; but the minute retentiveness of his memory was chiefly shown about the horses he had himself bought and sold; the number of miles they would trot you in no time without turning a hair being, after the lapse of years, still a subject of passionate asseveration, in which he would assist the imagination…
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The silver cross is worn by the eldest daughters of Viscounts.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "We will support your majesty with our lives and fortunes," vowed Viscount Townsend.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • ] [Footnote 19: Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban’s (1561-1626), a famous English statesman and philosopher.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Duke Gant of Westmoreland, Viscount Pondicherry, twelfth Lord Runnymede, who hunts for true love, incognito, in Devon and ripe grain, and finds the calico white legs embedded in sweet hay.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • In the meantime, he was reading Milton, Virgil, Voltaire, Viscount Bolingbroke’s Letters on the Study and Use of History, and copying long extracts in a literary commonplace book.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Of Milan greate BARNABO VISCOUNT,<30> God of delight, and scourge of Lombardy, Why should I not thine clomben* wert so high?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Who cares if a Modegan viscount outranks a Vintish spara-thain?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Viscount Cronshaw was fifth viscount, twenty-five years of age, rich, unmarried, and very fond of the theatrical world.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • CHRISTIAN (who is watching and listening, starts on hearing this name): The Viscount!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • The sixth Viscount Cronshaw was a man of about fifty, suave in manner, with a handsome, dissolute face.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • At the aunt’s request, seconded by Professor Valerius, Daae consented to give the young viscount some violin lessons.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • De Guiche, the viscount, the marquises, have all disappeared behind the curtain to take their places on the benches placed on the stage.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I arrest you, Christopher Davidson-charge of murdering Viscount Cronshaw-anything you say will be used in evidence against you.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Delicately handling the beautiful satin bindings, Emma looked with dazzled eyes at the names of the unknown authors, who had signed their verses for the most part as counts or viscounts.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The viscount summoned up all his courage.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • "That’s his brother, the viscount."
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The viscount put his head under his hands and wept.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The viscount dropped into a chair.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The viscount threw up his arms with a gesture of despair.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • At first, the viscount refused to believe; but he received such exact details that he ceased protesting.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And then one morning the Viscount had taken it away with him.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The memory of the Viscount always returned as she read.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • THE VISCOUNT DE VALVERT (shrugging his shoulders): Swaggerer!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • THE VISCOUNT (laughing): Ha!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • … THE VISCOUNT: What do you mean?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • DE GUICHE (trying to draw away the dismayed viscount): Come away, Viscount!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • DE GUICHE (trying to draw away the dismayed viscount): Come away, Viscount!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
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