governess


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tutor

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a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)

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Woodhouse's family, less as a governess than a friend, very fond of both daughters, but particularly of Emma.
Fairfax, and got that lady's reply, stating that she was satisfied, and fixing that day fortnight as the period for my assuming the post of governess in her house.
But a more dangerous accident happened to me in the same garden, when my little nurse, believing she had put me in a secure place(which I often entreated her to do, that I might enjoy my own thoughts,) and having left my box at home, to avoid the trouble of carrying it, went to another part of the garden with her governess and some ladies of her acquaintance.
Meantime the former governess of the unfortunate Alphege, who had lost her husband soon after the King's death, retired to her own house with her daughter, who grew up a lovely and most loveable girl, and both continued to mourn the loss of their dear Prince.
It is odd enough that you should dread reproval from the governess of your sisters when you do not dread it from your own mother
The long illness of her dear father prevented my paying her that attention which duty and affection equally dictated, and I have too much reason to fear that the governess to whose care I consigned her was unequal to the charge.
I ring for coffee, cigarette, and cherry brandy, and take my chair by the window, just as the absurd little nursery governess comes tripping into the street.
It was decreed that on the last day of January I was to enter upon my new office as governess in the family of Mr.
Your sister has the good old governess to take care of her, and the courier to relieve her of all trouble on the journey.
It is quite true that I offered to be their governess, if they ever wanted one, on the day when I left them to return to London.
Something wrong between the lady and the governess," he said.
Fyne avoided being drawn into making his acquaintance, and this suited the views of the governess person, very jealous of any outside influence.
The day after his arrival, however, he surprised me by the announcement of an intention to procure a governess for little Arthur: I told him it was quite unnecessary, not to say ridiculous, at the present season: I thought I was fully competent to the task of teaching him myself - for some years to come, at least: the child's education was the only pleasure and business of my life; and since he had deprived me of every other occupation, he might surely leave me that.
Crawley asked what the young people were reading, the governess replied "Smollett.
The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him.