- n. Plural form of handmaiden.
“For a real emphasis on the supposed "handmaidens" to the rock-and-roll revolution, one has to read the book, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, published by Alfred A. Knopf.”
“Oh, and as some poster on Lipstick claimed - we women ITW members are not simply 'handmaidens' to the males at ITW.”
“We know about the so-called handmaidens, but what about their blokes?”
“handmaidens" and natural sons, are reminiscent of Biblical story.”
“It's the forces of darkness coalescing around killing off ANY reform of ANY kind, including but not limited to the Chamber of Commerce, the NFIB, Biz Roundtable, various allied industry groups, and of course their handmaidens the Rethugs.”
“Under that system, scientists could then go back to doing science, rather than trying to cash in as handmaidens of the drug industry.”
“Christopher Columbus was cruising around the eastern Caribbean in 1493 when he spotted a bunch of islands so pristine he named the lovely dots in the blue-green waters "Las Virgenes," after the 11, 000 virgin handmaidens of the legendary St. Ursula.”
“This is in no way meant to denigrate those aspects of the electronic world that have acted as handmaidens to bettering the human condition, expanding our communication universe, organizing our time and finances, speeding up information exchanges, and widening our choice of movies.”
“The so-called oppositional artists are only too willing to act as handmaidens of the powerful.”
“Due to the burdens of noblesse oblige, she'll treat anyone in her company like footmen, jesters, handmaidens, and eunuchs of her royal court.”
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