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Esquire
used in The Return of the King

11 uses
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Definition
United States:  a lawyer — typically abbreviated after the name

United Kingdom:  a title of respect for a man
  • Eomer and his esquire rode back to the rear.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (5% in)
  • You shall be my esquire, if you will.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (26% in)
  • 'Rise now, Meriadoc, esquire of Rohan of the household of Meduseld!' he said.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (27% in)
  • But at that very moment a trumpet sounded, and a man came summoning him, the king's esquire, to wait at the king's board.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (41% in)
  • Now having eaten he made ready to set out again, and he wished his esquire a kindly farewell.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (92% in)
  • The esquire of my chamber has begged leave to go to the out-garrison, so you shall take his place for a while.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (3% in)
  • And what of the king's esquire, the Halfling?
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (79% in)
  • Frodo gave way; and Gandalf, as if he were their esquire, knelt and girt the sword-belts about them, and then rising he set circlets of silver upon their heads.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- The Field of Cormallen (73% in)
  • But when, after the Standing Silence, wine was brought there came in two esquires to serve the kings; or so they seemed to be: one was clad in the silver and sable of the Guards of Minas Tirith, and the other in white and green.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- The Field of Cormallen (75% in)
  • Why, cousin, one of them went with only his esquire into the Black Country and fought with the Dark Lord all by himself, and set fire to his Tower, if you can believe it.
    6.5 -- Book 6 Chapter 5 -- The Steward and the King (56% in)
  • Then they laid the bier upon a great wain with Riders of Rohan all about it and his banner borne before; and Merry being Theoden's esquire rode upon the wain and kept the arms of the king.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Many Partings (12% in)

There are no more uses of "Esquire" in The Return of the King.

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