They attach themselves as a rule to some great noble or boyar, and call themselves by his name.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
I'm going now to enter into the Boyar's daughter.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
So he made a law for all the great boyars of his kingdom, that every one of them must build or buy him a ship.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
The old Russian boyars were an example of such an aristocracy.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
They used to tell him that they wanted to have nothing to do with the Roumanian boyars.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
Feodor, the son of Boris, was proclaimed czar by the boyars of the court.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Near Boyare, on the Dvina above Friedrichstadt, Russian light artillery smashed a German light battery.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
When the boyar told this to Tsar Ador, he ordered the boys to be brought along with him.
"The Russian Garland" by Various
The Princess, whose Christian name was Sophia, was the daughter of a boyar of Little Russia.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
Like a Russian Boyar, or a Wallachian Hospodar, or something of that kind.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
As the political situation of the period varied, he was alternately supported or opposed by the boyars (large landowners).
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In the midst of his preparations he died suddenly, poisoned, it is said, by the boyars who were afraid of his vast plans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
His fear of possible pretenders induced him to go so far as to forbid the greatest of the boyars to marry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
But little fool Ivan he set beside himself, and made him the chief over the Boyars, and the captain of the captains.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by R. Nisbet Bain
In this way the new nobles have insensibly supplanted the old boyars.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
Where are your castles and boyars and troops?
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
If he is really an attendant boyar, he is of the same rank as the village nobles.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Golitsuin it was who suggested taking refuge in that strong fortress and won over the boyars of the opposite party.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
But the boyars trembled.
"Roumanian Stories" by Various
The grand duke henceforth held aloof from his boyars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various