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Monsieur
used in Jane Eyre

7 uses
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Definition
French equivalent to the English Mr.

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French equivalent to saying sir in English (a polite way to address a male)
  • Monsieur a parle de vous: il m'a demande le nom de ma gouvernante, et si elle n'etait pas une petite personne, assez mince et un peu pale.
    Chapter 13 (8% in)
  • ...then she coined pretexts to go downstairs, in order, as I shrewdly suspected, to visit the library, where I knew she was not wanted; then, when I got a little angry, and made her sit still, she continued to talk incessantly of her "ami, Monsieur Edouard Fairfax DE Rochester," as she dubbed him (I had not before heard his prenomens), and to conjecture what presents he had brought her: for it appears he had intimated the night before, that when his luggage came from Millcote, there...
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • As he took the cup from my hand, Adele, thinking the moment propitious for making a request in my favour, cried out — "N'est-ce pas, monsieur, qu'il y a un cadeau pour Mademoiselle Eyre dans votre petit coffre?"
    Chapter 13 (31% in)
  • And spreading out her dress, she chasseed across the room till, having reached Mr. Rochester, she wheeled lightly round before him on tip-toe, then dropped on one knee at his feet, exclaiming — "Monsieur, je vous remercie mille fois de votre bonte;" then rising, she added, "C'est comme cela que maman faisait, n'est-ce pas, monsieur?"
    Chapter 14 (97% in)
  • And spreading out her dress, she chasseed across the room till, having reached Mr. Rochester, she wheeled lightly round before him on tip-toe, then dropped on one knee at his feet, exclaiming — "Monsieur, je vous remercie mille fois de votre bonte;" then rising, she added, "C'est comme cela que maman faisait, n'est-ce pas, monsieur?"
    Chapter 14 (97% in)
  • Monsieur, John has just been to say that your agent has called and wishes to see you.
    Chapter 15 (36% in)
  • It was verging on dusk, and the clock had already given warning of the hour to dress for dinner, when little Adele, who knelt by me in the drawing-room window-seat, suddenly exclaimed — "Voile, Monsieur Rochester, qui revient!"
    Chapter 18 (57% in)

There are no more uses of "Monsieur" in Jane Eyre.

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