Definition of Prowesses

1. Noun. (plural of prowess) ¹



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Definition of Prowesses

1. prowess [n] - See also: prowess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prowesses

provost court
provost guard
provost marshal
provostal
provostorial
provosts
provostship
provostships
provosty
prow
prowar
prowd
prowdly
prower
prowess
prowesses (current term)
prowest
prowfishes
prowhaling
prowhite
prowl
prowl car
prowled
prowler
prowlers
prowlike
prowling
prowlingly
prowlings

Literary usage of Prowesses

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1. The History of Chivalry Or Knighthood and Its Times. by Charles Mills (1825)
"... the King's Chivalry England regarded as the Seat of Honour Instance of this Chivalric Heroes in this Reign The Gestes and prowesses of Sir Walter Manny ..."

2. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Gertrude Hall Brownell (1898)
"Inquire, will you, of the sensible, concerning the effect produced to-day by your prowesses. CYRANO (finishing his macaroon). Enormous! LE BRET. ..."

3. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas (1893)
"I made them relate to me all his prowesses down there at Pierrefonds, and I have done all that he did, except breaking a cord by swelling my temples. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... and the congregated nightcaps; with horror of the nocturnal prowesses of clerks and students, of hot theatres and pass-keys and close rooms. ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"... sooner landed in Osuna, when I heard so many of his prowesses recounted, as my mind gave me presently that he was the man in whose search I travelled. ..."

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