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GENTLEWOMAN. This word is unknown to the law in the United States, and is but little used. In England. it was, formerly, a good addition of the state or degree of a woman. 2 Inst. 667.

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John Jacob Astor and notables such as Louis Comfort Tiffany to establish the New York Society of Decorative Art, with a mission of providing gentlewomen in need of income an artistic outlet and ?
Coddling errant diplomats is not the answer; their arrogance and inflated egos should not infect the bigger bureaucracy made up of real gentlemen and gentlewomen.
Gentlewomen and Learned Ladies is a well-written, interesting book that provides an intriguing glimpse into the lives of one segment of Philadelphia's eighteenth-century society, but it is a study that leaves the reader frustrated in its omissions, both in interpretation and research.
20) This elegant bid for patronage reflects the structures that underlay the early modern household: one of the main routes to social advancement for lower ranks of gentlemen and gentlewomen was entry into a noble household (Girouard 16-8).
WHEN the first song gives you the "c" word you know you are not in for an evening of three gentlewomen performing Schubert's greatest hits.
Although ostensibly written for a male audience of physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries, such books were often owned, read, and used by gentlewomen, who thus inserted themselves into the practice of medicine from which they were theoretically excluded by their gender and lack of formal training.
This editorial may reach you, good gentlemen and gentlewomen, after Christmas Day but not, we trust, before the end of the year.
Even a goodly proportion of upmarket viewers may balk at the fidelity with which Tavernier sticks to La Fayette's moralistic vision, intended to dissuade young gentlewomen from falling for the entrancing but dangerous delusions of the then relatively new notion of romantic love.
These dapper-suited gentlewomen bring their intensely beautiful, poetic and wryly observant take on the human condition to the contemporary folk scene.
And so "her honesty was saved" and the only peoplewho saw her were her husband, those riding with him and Godiva's gentlewomen.
That same year, a residential club opened to provide dormitory accommodation for twenty-eight gentlewomen at the nearby Royal College of Music and the South Kensington School of Art--so much safer, in their parents' eyes, than shared lodgings with all the rackety connotations that they suggested.
While Queen Victoria presided over the Empire, an army of young, single, and impoverished gentlewomen governed the nurseries of England's rising middle class.