Gentleman usher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gentleman usher one who ushers visitors into the presence of a sovereign, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gentleman usher a gentleman who serves as an usher at court, or as an attendant on a person of rank
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Usage

In literature:

He was what was called gentleman usher.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
It struck Isoult that the Duchess and her gentleman usher were uncommonly good friends; rather more so than was usual at that time.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Nobody wonders at this in a gentleman usher; but it is melancholy to see genius sinking into such debasement.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Leicester took his favorite's part, and told the gentleman usher that he was a knave, and that he would have him turned out of office.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
The gentleman was admitted and was ushered into the parlor, where sat Mrs. Cliff.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
When the boy was ushered into his private office, the stout gentleman held out his hand, and smiled pleasantly.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
Then a gentleman usher.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
Bricks may be obtained from the Gentlemanly Ushers.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
So you are the gentleman-usher to your good friend, Mrs. Markham!
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
It was a very irate gentleman, flushed from unwonted exertion in the tropics, who was ushered at last into Saxon's room.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
Shortly afterward the old gentleman came also, ushered in by Aladdin.
"Jack and the Check Book" by John Kendrick Bangs
Or was it a black cat, or a gentleman usher, or a skeleton; or all three?
"The Doctor's Wife" by M. E. Braddon
The German gentleman had and used the public right of ushering in the Coronation, and the Coronation-car.
"Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
The latter, relieved from his duty as gentleman-usher, had joined the party in the garden.
"No Quarter!" by Mayne Reid
At this juncture, an elderly gentleman and his wife were ushered into the room.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Mr. Barnes was alone in his sanctum when an elderly gentleman of cultured manners was ushered in.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
About the same time the gentleman-usher fell in love with me before I dreamt of any such thing.
"The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
His father, John Drummond, was gentleman usher to King James.
"The Genius of Scotland" by Robert Turnbull
With grand aplomb the little old gentleman rose from his wheel and ushered her up the steps.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
He was son of Sir Edward de Carteret, Gentleman Usher to Charles II.
"Historical Description of Westminster Abbey" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

The Duchess of Modena, though she looks so high,
With such a gallant is content to lie,
And for fear that the English her secrets should know,
For her gentleman usher took Signior Dildo.
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot