Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female instructor; a preceptress.
- n. A female instructor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman who instructs; a preceptress; a governess.
- n. a woman instructor
- From instructor + -ess. (Wiktionary)
“Plucky Girl Aviatrix's (plus pooch) plane nicking one girl rescue mission followed by boytoy and assassin instructress.”
“A sure sign, Mrs. Hungerford thought, that she was feeling better; and she watched in secret amusement the sudden stiffening of the angular figure and the compression of the thin lips as the "instructress" looked fixedly out of the carriage window and vouchsafed no other reply.”
“Under such an "instructress" it is evident that deportment, gesture, language, every act or omission in this mundane sphere, becomes, like”
“One can almost hear the government "instructress" from Orwell's”
“By the way, Mr. Dennis, the instructress said that every fourth term she also offered the course tomen. ”
“And even before marriage they were — how would the instructress put it, Edith? ”
“But if she did so it was in the company of a blonde Swedish gym instructress.”
“I had never envisioned myself as an instructress in the arts of love, but I had to admit to myself that the role held certain attractions.”
“She thought that the best way of inaugurating her taking possession was by sharing it with her former instructress.”
“The instructress was late in arriving and our office manager stammered his way through his take on the training.”
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