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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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Do go on, Fred,' said Scrooge's niece, clapping her hands.
If you want to succeed, do not let my niece see you in that equipage.
It had been settled in the evening between the aunt and the niece, that such a striking civility as Miss Darcy's in coming to see them on the very day of her arrival at Pemberley, for she had reached it only to a late breakfast, ought to be imitated, though it could not be equalled, by some exertion of politeness on their side; and, consequently, that it would be highly expedient to wait on her at Pemberley the following morning.
A wondering murmur passed through the crowd on beholding her so rosy and bright; that same unhappy niece, whom they had supposed, on the authority of the Parker's Falls Gazette, to be lying at death's door in a fainting fit.
Miss Emmerson had good sense enough to perceive the value of such an acquaintance for her ward; but, unfortunately for her wish to establish an intimacy between her nieces, Julia had already formed a friendship at school, and did not conceive her heart was large enough to admit two at the same time to its sanctuary.
They were uneasy and a good deal excited, for this is a practical humdrum world, and it seemed to them quite impossible that their little niece could vanish from her home and travel instantly to fairyland.
A portion of it is at the service of my niece for the recovery of her good name; and I desire to place the necessary investigation confidentially in your hands.
Unhappily, my niece refused to place any confidence in me.
He gave up the hopeless attempt to circumvent Sir Patrick, and--come what might of it--dashed at a direct allusion to Sir Patrick's niece.
Ralph, who, while the attention of the other guests was attracted to the principals in the preceding scene, had eyed them like a wolf, appeared to breathe more freely now his niece was gone; the decanters passing quickly round, he leaned back in his chair, and turned his eyes from speaker to speaker, as they warmed with wine, with looks that seemed to search their hearts, and lay bare, for his distempered sport, every idle thought within them.
You must agree that I have seen most of the world; and happy had it been for my niece if she had not been taken from under my care.
Her own fortune was invested in Home Rails, and most ardently did she beg her niece to imitate her.