Definitions

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  • n. A female avenger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female avenger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female avenger.

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Examples

  • Cassia Boccanera the _amorosa_ and avengeress who had flung herself into the Tiber with her brother Ercole and the corpse of her lover Flavio.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • There was a delightful example of an unknown primitive master, a fourteenth-century Visitation, in which the Virgin had the stature and pure delicacy of a child of ten, whilst the Archangel, huge and superb, inundated her with a stream of dazzling, superhuman love; and in front of this hung an antique family portrait, depicting a very beautiful young girl in a turban, who was thought to be Cassia Boccanera, the _amorosa_ and avengeress who had flung herself into the Tiber with her brother

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • There was a delightful example of an unknown primitive master, a fourteenth-century Visitation, in which the Virgin had the stature and pure delicacy of a child of ten, whilst the Archangel, huge and superb, inundated her with a stream of dazzling, superhuman love; and in front of this hung an antique family portrait, depicting a very beautiful young girl in a turban, who was thought to be Cassia Boccanera, the/amorosa/and avengeress who had flung herself into the Tiber with her brother

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Volume 1

  • Lady -- dear lady, have pity upon me! "shrieked the agonized wretch, her countenance hideously distorted, and appallingly ghastly, as it was raised in such bitterly earnest appeal toward that of the avengeress.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

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