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Synonyms for bondswoman

someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else


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a female bound to serve without wages

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a female slave

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13) Olive Gilbert, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman of Olden Time, with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her "Book of Life" (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991 [orig.
At the end, Aster bounces up into the sky after her lover, Gudu, is killed by her father, who is then informed by Gudu's mother, a bondswoman, that Gudu was really his son: "With his fortune long gone, his friends and family members a distant memory, Duke Ashenafi was destined to spend his last days in utter solitude.
For example, the Mount Vernon group examined an online biography of Ona Judge Staines, a bondswoman who escaped from George and Martha Washington in June 1796 while the Washingtons were in residence in Philadelphia.
Furthermore, Remond's turn to the tragic mulatta and an attention to her whitened features allowed her to appeal to her female audience's sense of sisterhood, yet carefully stress that the violence suffered by the bondswoman is very different from the lived experience of English women.
Erminia's haircut takes place three cantos after Armida's offer to cut her own hair and become Rinaldo's "ancella" or bondswoman, and it occurs just one canto prior to the sorceress's declaration, echoing Mary's words at the Annunciation, that she will become Rinaldo's "ancilla" or handmaid.
IV--Sojourner Truth, A Bondswoman of Olden Time; Vol.