Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female champion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female champion.

Etymologies

From champion +‎ -ess. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “It may be so,” said Frank; “at least you owe it to the prayers of that most pure and peerless virgin by whose commands you sailed; the sweet incense of whose orisons has gone up for you daily, and for whose sake you were preserved from flood and foe, that you might spread the fame and advance the power of the spotless championess of truth, and right, and freedom, — Elizabeth, your queen.”

    Westward Ho!

  • My sister says, * that had they thought me such a championess, they you not have engaged with me: and now, not knowing how to reconcile my supposed obstinacy with my general character and natural temper, they seem to hope to tire me out, and resolve to vary their measures accordingly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • "It may be so," said Frank; "at least you owe it to the prayers of that most pure and peerless virgin by whose commands you sailed; the sweet incense of whose orisons has gone up for you daily, and for whose sake you were preserved from flood and foe, that you might spread the fame and advance the power of the spotless championess of truth, and right, and freedom, -- Elizabeth, your queen."

    Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth

  • -- My sister says, * that had they thought me such a championess, they you not have engaged with me: and now, not knowing how to reconcile my supposed obstinacy with my general character and natural temper, they seem to hope to tire me out, and resolve to vary their measures accordingly.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 2

  • She said, that I had discovered a spirit they never had expected: that, if they had thought me such a championess, they would hardly have ventured to engage with me: but that now, the short and the long of it was, that the matter had gone too far to be given up: that it was become a contention between duty and willfulness; whether

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • The Twelve struck me as a compelling read, blending a more thoughtful, modern approach to super-hero storytelling with a respect and love for the championess of the Golden Age.

    Eye on Comics

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