Definition of Guises
1. Noun. (plural of guise) ¹
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Definition of Guises
1. guise [v] - See also: guise
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Literary usage of Guises
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The accession to the throne of a sickly boy, Francis II, threw all the power into the hands of his wife's uncles, the guises. The Queen- Mother made common ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The uncle of Coligny and an enemy of the guises, it seemed as if he ought to have sustained that policy of toleration towards the Protestants at first ..."
3. A History of Modern Europe: From the Fall of Constantinople by Thomas Henry Dyer, Arthur Hassall (1901)
"The chief offices of trust and power in France were immediately seized by the guises; Duke Francis assuming the command of the army, while the Cardinal of ..."
4. The Period of the Reformation 1517 to 1648 by Ludwig Häusser, Wilhelm Oncken (1884)
"He had spent his youth among the guises, adhered jealously to the strict Catholic party—not from religious sentiments, but from purely external motives. ..."
5. History of the Princes de Condé in the XVIth and XVIIth Centuries by Henri d'Orléans Aumale, Robert Brown Borthwick (1872)
"The guises have fresh cause of alarm ; Conde' goes to Ne'rac to his ... Measures taken by the guises.—Efforts on the part of Conde''s friends to keep him ..."
6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"The guises at this time possessed a power which seemed dangerous to that of the throne, and C. entered into a secret alliance with the Huguenots to oppose ..."