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cousin

Etiquette a title used by a sovereign when addressing another sovereign or a nobleman

Cousin

Victor . 1792--1867, French philosopher and educational reformer
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"in my cousin's place, I would not keep such gourmands!
Now, Judge Temple, can you tell me what has brought three such men as Indian John, Natty Bumppo, and Oliver Edwards together?” Marmaduke turned his countenance, in evident surprise, to his cousin, and replied quickly:
Sophia, who was yielding to an excess, when she could neither laugh nor reason her cousin out of these apprehensions, at last gave way to them.
That night they put up in the hut of a Nez Perce, where they were visited by several warriors from the other side of the river, friends of the old chief and his cousin, who came to have a talk and a smoke with the white men.
But Cousin Mattie had been sent word that we were coming, and she did not like to be disappointed, so he let us go, warning us to stay with Cousin Mattie all night if the storm came on while we were there.
A week had passed in this way, and no suspicion of it conveyed by her quiet passive manner, when she was found one morning by her cousin Edmund, the youngest of the sons, sitting crying on the attic stairs.
The other cousins soon disperse, to the last cousin there.
The next day, Nathaniel Pipkin saw old Lobbs go out upon his old gray pony, and after a great many signs at the window from the wicked little cousin, the object and meaning of which he could by no means understand, the bony apprentice with the thin legs came over to say that his master wasn't coming home all night, and that the ladies expected Mr.
Sancho, who had been very attentive to the cousin's words, said to him, "Tell me, senor- and God give you luck in printing your books- can you tell me (for of course you know, as you know everything) who was the first man that scratched his head?
It is foolish but natural to quarrel with one's cousins, and especially foolish and natural when they have done nothing, and are mere victims of chance.
"Pardon me, dear cousin, you are unjust in your own claims.
He wanted to say: "I called on your cousin yesterday," but hesitated.