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used in The Age of Innocence

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French equivalent to the English Mr.


French equivalent to saying sir in English (a polite way to address a male)
  • It amused Newland Archer (who had secretly situated the love-scenes of "Monsieur de Camors" in Mrs. Mingott's bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.
    Chapter 4 (39% in)
  • "You see, Monsieur, it's worth everything, isn't it, to keep one's intellectual liberty, not to enslave one's powers of appreciation, one's critical independence?
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • "Voyez-vous, Monsieur, to be able to look life in the face: that's worth living in a garret for, isn't it?
    Chapter 20 (77% in)
  • The young man stood looking about him with the dazed air of the foreigner flung upon the harsh mercies of American travel; then he advanced toward Archer, lifted his hat, and said in English: "Surely, Monsieur, we met in London?"
    Chapter 25 (19% in)
  • "I wonder, Monsieur, since I've had the good luck to run across you, if I might—"
    Chapter 25 (22% in)
  • Not to YOU, Monsieur.
    Chapter 25 (43% in)
  • You can help, Monsieur, I am convinced, to make it equally a failure with her family.
    Chapter 25 (46% in)
  • Oh, Monsieur
    Chapter 25 (52% in)
  • The arguments I want to present to you, Monsieur, are my own and not those I was sent over with.
    Chapter 25 (54% in)
  • Monsieur—will you tell me one thing?
    Chapter 25 (56% in)
  • "Don't you know, Monsieur—is it possible you don't know—that the family begin to doubt if they have the right to advise the Countess to refuse her husband's last proposals?"
    Chapter 25 (71% in)
  • "To beg you, Monsieur—to beg you with all the force I'm capable of—not to let her go back.
    Chapter 25 (75% in)
  • No, Monsieur: I accepted my mission in good faith.
    Chapter 25 (78% in)
  • Ah, Monsieur, after I had seen her, after I had listened to her, I knew she was better off here.
    Chapter 25 (81% in)
  • "Monsieur, I discharged my mission faithfully: I put the Count's arguments, I stated his offers, without adding any comment of my own.
    Chapter 25 (82% in)
  • Ah, Monsieur, if I could tell you!
    Chapter 25 (89% in)
  • "There's nothing to thank me for, Monsieur: it is I, rather—"
    Chapter 25 (96% in)
  • That's all, Monsieur."
    Chapter 25 (99% in)

There are no more uses of "Monsieur" in The Age of Innocence.

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