[ee-sahk] /ˈi sɑk/ (Show IPA), (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) 1885–1962, Danish author.
Isak (ˈaɪzək), pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen. 1885–1962, Danish author of short stories in Danish and English, including Seven Gothic Tales (1934) and Winter’s Tales (1942). Her life story was told in the film Out of Africa (1986)
a member of a British hereditary order of honor, ranking below the barons and made up of commoners, designated by Sir before the name and Baronet, usually abbreviated Bart., after: Sir John Smith, Bart. Contemporary Examples It is the prerogative of a viscount or a baron to make a person feel small, and of a […]
baronets collectively. baronetcy. Historical Examples Why does not some one publish a list of the young male nobility and baronetage, their names, weights, and probable fortunes? The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray The landlady recognised his baronetage with a little courtesy. Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She did not seem at all impressed with […]
the rank or dignity of a baronet. Historical Examples The baronetcy was inherited by no other member of the family, and became extinct. The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark He has 300 a year of his own, and plenty of resources,—besides, the baronetcy must come to him. Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge He will probably […]
a woman holding the rank of a baronet in her own right. the wife or widow of a baronet. Abbreviation: Btss. Historical Examples Our baronetess is a good-hearted woman in reality—with a little flummery—only she’s apt to be taken in by sounding phrases. It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan