countess


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countess

1. the wife or widow of a count or earl
2. a woman of the rank of count or earl
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Hearing this, the Doctor raised another shout of astonishment by inquiring the name of the gentleman whom the Countess was about to marry.
A man who did not know that the Countess Narona had borrowed money at Homburg of no less a person than Lord Montbarry, and had then deluded him into making her a proposal of marriage, was a man who had probably never heard of Lord Montbarry himself.
Not one of the five will be present at the marriage; and not one of the five will leave a stone unturned to stop it, if the Countess will only give them a chance.
"There's something the matter with him," thought Countess Nordston, glancing at his stern, serious face.
"Excuse me, countess, but I really know nothing about it, and can't tell you anything," he said, and looked round at the officer who came in behind the lady.
"Konstantin Dmitrievitch despises and hates town and us townspeople," said Countess Nordston.
"What is that?" asked the countess as if she did not know what the visitor alluded to, though she had already heard about the cause of Count Bezukhov's distress some fifteen times.
"But what have they been up to?" asked the countess.
"Why do you say this young man is so rich?" asked the countess, turning away from the girls, who at once assumed an air of inattention.
Sabin said quietly, "whether the Countess appears to receive your suit with favour?"
I refer to the last three years which the Countess has spent in America."
"I recognise the fact," he continued slowly, "that you are the friend of the Countess, and that you and I are nothing more than the merest acquaintances.