Definition of Boyars

1. Noun. (plural of boyar) ¹

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Definition of Boyars

1. boyar [n] - See also: boyar

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Literary usage of Boyars

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1. Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia: A Study of Historical Biography by Eugene Schuyler (1884)
"The boyars and state officials sat on benches along the wall. ... On each side of her, at a little distance, stood two widows of boyars, and further off two ..."

2. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"The old Muscovite Tsars had always governed their Empire with the aid of their boyars who had been a well-organized body, permeated with the aristocratic ..."

3. The Mongols in Russia by Jeremiah Curtin (1908)
"There was no end to dissensions among boyars, who rushed in from all sides, returning some from Hungary, and others from Poland. ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"The Czar, Alexis, then turned to the boyars, and asked for their charges. They had none. All were silent. Their mouths were shut. ..."

5. The History of Russia: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Kelly, Walter Keating (1854)
"Contemporary annalists declare that these ancient boyars of the Grand-Principality detested the descent from brother to brother; for, in that system, ..."

6. St. Petersburg and London in the Years 1852-64 by Karl Friedrich Vitzthum von Eckstädt (1887)
"... The Kremlin- Baron Bode's Family Saint—The Last of the boyars—The Islands—The Point—The Grand Duchess Helena—The Grand Duchess Catherine The Question of ..."

7. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"Even before Dmitri had established the principle, the boyars saw the advantages ... Contemporary annalists declare that these ancient boyars of the grand ..."

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