Definitions

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  • n. Courtesy title for an unmarried woman in France or a French-speaking country

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A new website lets users sign a petition and offers form letters that can be sent to companies and lawmakers to demand that the title mademoiselle be discarded.

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  • Critics of the word say the title mademoiselle is intrusive because it invited speculation about whether a woman is married.

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  • Marie-Noelle Bas, president of the feminist group Watchdog, says the word "mademoiselle" is no longer relevant.

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  • In France, feminists are trying to do away with the word mademoiselle, which they see as separating women into two categories - married and unmarried - in a manner men aren't subjected to.

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  • Buoyed by this new awareness, they are now taking on what they see as one of the most entrenched, if not discreet, barriers to gender equality in France: the word "mademoiselle."

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  • Getty Images In France, feminists are trying to do away with the word mademoiselle, which they see as separating women into two categories - married and unmarried - in a manner men aren't subjected to.

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  • Everywhere I seek for intelligence, for thought, for inward refinement -- in short, mademoiselle, you have the face of one whom the inner soul consumes, and, as such, may I plead again with you to give me a little of your spare time?

    A Romance of Two Worlds

  • “That is a bucolic, mademoiselle, which is only written on tablets of gold,” said the poet.

    Modeste Mignon

  • “I am to be called mademoiselle as in the past,” she said, imperiously.

    The Honor of the Name

  • I knew that I must look the very picture of conscious guilt, for every word mademoiselle had uttered had pierced me like a two-edged sword.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

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