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Synonyms for gentlewoman

a woman of refinement

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Describing her ideal meeting house for gentlewomen in high positions, Shonagon imagines that, rather than the oppressive single author dictating a specific message, "there'd be considered discussions of the poems people have written, and when a letter for someone was delivered everyone would read it and help to compose the reply" (2006, 241).
Coddling errant diplomats is not the answer; their arrogance and inflated egos should not infect the bigger bureaucracy made up of real gentlemen and gentlewomen.
In 1853, Nightingale became superintendent at The Institution of the Care of Sick Gentlewomen in Distressed Circumstances, in London's Harley Street.
I feel no distress over the plight of Distressed Gentlewomen, no urge to assist the Bible Society.
Marsot, Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid, 'The Revolutionary Gentlewomen in Egypt', in Louise Beck and Nikki Keddie (eds.
Bon, je vous le dis d'entree de jeu : gentlemen (ou gentlewomen, si ca existe) s'abstenir
They include Dorothy Leigh's The Mother's Blessing, Poets Have Most Pleasure in this Life from Margaret Cavendish's Poems and Fancies, Bathsua Makin's An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen, Mary Astell's A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, and Lady Mark Chudleigh's The Ladies' Defense.
When critics have focused on the subject it has been largely on Queen Elizabeth's and Queen Anne's Gentlewomen of the Privy and Bedchambers (113).
WHEN the first song gives you the "c" word you know you are not in for an evening of three gentlewomen performing Schubert's greatest hits.
1600), Gervase Markham's The English Huswife (1615), and John Murrell's A Daily Exercise for Ladies and Gentlewomen (1617) were targeted specifically to amateur women cooks of the urban citizenry, yeomanry, and emergent merchant classes (Wall 24; Wilson 4).
Besides more tangible items such as food, articles of clothing, and medicine, advice was a form of assistance that gentlewomen were expected to give to the poor of their own sex.
This editorial may reach you, good gentlemen and gentlewomen, after Christmas Day but not, we trust, before the end of the year.
In particular I am researching the lives of the gentlewomen of Erddig, an estate on the periphery ofWrexham which was occupied by the Yorke family for 250 years
Kate Macy Ladd, who founded the convalescent facility shortly after the estate was built in 1912, called it her most important work and is noted as having said that "deserving gentlewomen who are compelled to depend upon their own exertions for support shall be entertained, without charge, for periods of time while convalescing from illnesses, recuperating from impaired health, or otherwise in need of rest.
By 1853, she was appointed superintendent of the Hospital for Invalid Gentlewomen in London.