hostess


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Synonyms for hostess

a woman host

Related Words

a woman innkeeper

a woman steward on an airplane

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There were then great griefs, tears without end and solemn promises to remain faithful -- all of course on the part of the hostess.
I must stay and follow the advice of my hostess, while thwarting the conjugal designs of this inopportune apparition.
The hostess sat down at the table and took off her gloves.
This conversation was maintained, since it rested on allusions to what could not be talked on in that room--that is to say, of the relations of Tushkevitch with their hostess.
Oh, the Willoughbys, Lord Rugby and his wife, our hostess, Geoffrey Clouston, the usual set.
Then how is it," said the hostess, "that belonging to so good a master as this, you have not, to judge by appearances, even so much as a county?
To all this conversation Don Quixote was listening very attentively, and sitting up in bed as well as he could, and taking the hostess by the hand he said to her, "Believe me, fair lady, you may call yourself fortunate in having in this castle of yours sheltered my person, which is such that if I do not myself praise it, it is because of what is commonly said, that self-praise debaseth; but my squire will inform you who I am.
rejoined Anna Pavlovna in order to say something and get away to attend to her duties as hostess.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
When I descended thence--having divested myself of all travelling encumbrances, and arranged my toilet with due consideration for the feelings of my lady hostess, she conducted me herself to the room I was to occupy when I chose to be alone, or when she was engaged with visitors, or obliged to be with her mother-in-law, or otherwise prevented, as she said, from enjoying the pleasure of my society.
At length, however, I began to weary of my thoughts, and to wish I knew where to find the library my hostess had spoken of; and to wonder whether I was to remain there doing nothing till bed-time.
Santa now made a pretty speech in verse, congratulating Ozma on having a birthday, and asking every one present to drink to the health and happiness of their dearly beloved hostess.
Cunningham, the woman whom her hostess had referred to as being her particular friend, and one who shared her passion for entertaining, chatted fitfully to her neighbour, Major Thomson.
Once more, I noticed that our host and hostess started when they saw him enter the room alone.
Brott remarked, turning to make his adieux to his hostess.