One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A title or form of address used of or to a French-speaking man, corresponding to Mr or sir.‘Monsieur Hulot’
- ‘Is that where you're telephoning, Monsieur?’
- ‘But Monsieur McCoy has been learning about him and he told me that next time in the Long Walk Hurdle he'll feel better, because this was a difficult tactical race.’
- ‘There is no need to apologize, Monsieur, for I was just as at fault as yourself.’
- ‘When Monsieur and Madame Defarge are returning to Saint Antoine from Versailles, they stop in Paris and pay a visit to a policeman, an acquaintance of Defarge's whom he greets warmly.’
- ‘I'd just like to thank you for saving my life, Monsieur.’
- ‘‘It is not completely her that you should be worried about, Monsieur,’ The man informed him.’
- ‘‘Just one moment, Monsieur,’ she replied, trying to think of something quickly.’
- ‘Would you like something to drink, Monsieur?’
- ‘I haven't been able to trace the origin of the name, but it is likely that of the horticulturist who developed the variety, a Monsieur or Madame Clochard.’
- ‘It showed herself, Madeline, Monsieur and Madam Grandeur, and a few other people who worked with the organization, along with their spouses.’
- ‘And Monsieur, I am most honored to introduce to you Mistress Clara, Master Nicholas, Master Brian, Master Tennyson, and Master Cane.’
- ‘Finally, we served an excellent store-bought chestnut and vanilla cake called Carré Marron Vanille, brought to us by our friend Monsieur Picard.’
- ‘I did not know Monsieur and Mademoiselle Green felt so strongly!’
- ‘It has a walled rose garden, chintzy rooms and splendid food, courtesy of its owners, Monsieur and Madame Nourrisson.’
French, from mon ‘my’ + sieur ‘lord’.
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