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Synonyms for beldame

an ugly evil-looking old woman

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a woman of advanced age


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The young gallants in this play disparage Wise-woman, calling her "the Witch, the Beldame, the Hagge of Hogsdon" and "Inchantresse, Sorceresse, Shee-devill ...
She depicts Human Justice as "a red, random beldame," and her house filled with suppliants as "the den of confusion," while "she smoked and she sipped and she enjoyed her paradise" (495-96).
Imperial Gesture won five times last year including the Beldame Stakes at Belmont, before finishing third to Azeri in the Distaff.
The protagonists of both novels are attractive, successful women in their midsixties: Lessing's Sarah Durham, a scriptwriter and partner in a small London theatrical agency and French's Hermione Beldame, "Queen of Hearts," the prolific best-selling author of romance novels.
But not for romantic novelist Hermione Beldame, twice widowed, twice divorced.
me in novel guise, a red, random beldame with arms akimbo.
Angela, an old beldame, Madeline's nurse and Porphyro's friend.
Belmont Park staged three Grade 1s on Saturday and Godolphin mare Wedding Toast put herself in the frame for the Distaff with another easy win in the Beldame.
When the old beldame Angela finds him, she begs him to escape the "whole blood-thirty race!" (99).
I have always tried to question received ideas, customary arrangements, notions of natural order, as embodied in ideal and heroic figures like the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc or, more recently in my work, the comical and despised old beldame storytellers like Mother Goose or the cannibal cradle-snatcher preying on babies as she -- or he -- roams the night.
Royal Delta's new owner wrote an enormous cheque with the intention of breeding from his prized acquisition, but racing has continued to be graced by a superstar who most recently obliterated old rival It's Tricky by nine and a half lengths in Belmont's Beldame Stakes.
The narrator declares that "not one breast affords / [Porphyro] any mercy, in that mansion foul, / Save one old beldame, weak in body and in soul" (88-90), then declares ironically in the next stanza "Ah, happy chance!
Mott also took the Beldame, in which Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta produced a stunning display to annihilate old rival It's Tricky by more than nine lengths.
At Belmont Park, Royal Delta takes her chance in the Grade 1 Beldame Invitational Stakes (7.58) while at Santa Anita it is the turn of her brother Empire Way to attempt to add to the family record when lining up in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes (1.38am).
The most prestigious contest at Belmont tonight is the Jockey Club Gold Cup (10.46), a $1 million event featuring a raft of Breeders' Cup Classic contenders headed by Ron The Greek and Fort Larned, while last year's Ladies' Classic one-two, Royal Delta and It's Tricky, square off for the fifth time in the Beldame (7.58).