Noun(1) a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
(1) The Tory grandee has held this seat for 35 years; his majority stands at 7,000.(2) The atmospheric spot is decorated like a Spanish grandee 's mansion.(3) With only 30 bedrooms, each stylishly decorated and furnished, this aristocratic hideaway is the perfect retreat for those who hanker after the Spanish grandee lifestyle.(4) Resplendent as a political grandee , he was representative of a high point of aristocratic parliamentarianism before later developments undermined it.(5) No sixteenth century Spanish grandee could speak in such terms and Schiller was well aware of the fact.(6) Four years after his birth in Dunfermline, in 1600, it was thought a good idea to crown the boy King of Scots, but the Scots grandees objected.(7) Although local concerns need to be fully taken into account, central government should not devolve responsibility to local authorities, nor to unaccountable transport grandees .(8) The decision by the grandees who comprise the commission to launch such a campaign reveals nothing so much as their breathtaking contempt for the intelligence of the average non-voter.(9) Only when such elites and grandees see that there are consequences to their cheap slurs and venom on campuses and American television will they ponder their present relationship with the United States.(10) For years I have heard the grandees of Oxford, Cambridge and London threaten a dash for freedom.(11) When combined with the conspicuous deployment of troops and liberal dispensation of patronage to the other princes and Court grandees it was enough to ensure victory.(12) Five days on, this weekend, party grandees are already preparing for the fall-out from another defeat.(13) Millions of proud, educated Europeans are tired of being told by unelected grandees that the mess they see is really abstract art.(14) The 44-year-old leader has reportedly been taking soundings from party grandees over his strategy for the election and the referendum on the European constitution, which is likely to follow soon afterwards.(15) Elsewhere populism drew upon a peasantry tied to the land as part of the ownership by an aristocracy or local grandees of large estates, as in tsarist Russia and even today in South America and India.(16) Its members will likely include chairmen of big companies and other business grandees .
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