ma'am


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Synonyms for ma'am

a woman of refinement

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He would not cross the door-stones of the house, except at night, when he walked just like a ghost about the grounds and in the orchard as if he had lost his senses-- which it is my opinion he had; for a more spirited, bolder, keener gentleman than he was before that midge of a governess crossed him, you never saw, ma'am.
If you mean writing letters, ma'am, she has given trouble enough already.
Chillip, 'we are- we are progressing slowly, ma'am.
Yes, ma'am, indeed," replied the other, with a stately simper, "there will be some satisfaction in looking on now, and I think it was rather a pity they should have been obliged to part.
Match abandoned, ma'am," I said to myself; "outlook hopeless; another visit to the Governesses' Agency inevitable; can't marry for want of a kitchen shovel.
It is a very welcome invasion, ma'am," said he, clearing his throat and pulling at his high collar.
I have been obliged to make a slight alteration in my personal appearance, ma'am," I said.
Yes, ma'am," he said, as he followed her, though he still carried the big revolver at his side, and though he glanced reluctantly at the unguarded open door.
I never did think I'd come down to marrying a Yankee, Miss Shirley, ma'am," she said.
I'll speak to you a moment, ma'am, with your leave,' said Ralph.
answers she: "upon my word, ma'am, I assure you, ma'am, upon my soul, ma'am, I am not.
Yes, ma'am; I will, ma'am," she stammered, righting the pitcher, and turning hastily.
I love my son, ma'am, dearly; and loving him as I do, I would save him from working certain misery.
Why, ma'am,' he returned, 'I am thinking about Tom Gradgrind's whim;' Tom Gradgrind, for a bluff independent manner of speaking - as if somebody were always endeavouring to bribe him with immense sums to say Thomas, and he wouldn't; 'Tom Gradgrind's whim, ma'am, of bringing up the tumbling-girl.
Thank you, ma'am,' said Mr Pancks, 'such is my endeavour.