schoolmistress love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who is a teacher.
  • n. A headmistress of a school.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman in charge of a school.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mistress of a school; a woman who governs a school for children, but may or may not teach.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

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Examples

  • The schoolmistress was a gray-haired widow, fifty or more, who had outlasted two husbands, and was coping sensibly with her meager chance of finding a third, preferring to support herself rather than live with one of her daughters, stepdaughters, or daughters-in-law.

    Time Enough For Love

  • So I went over to the schoolmaster's -- they have herbs there, I know -- but the schoolmistress is a mean woman, though she looks so sweet.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • It not only called the schoolmistress through the benevolent agencies, and built them schoolhouses, but it helped discover and support such apostles of human development as Edmund

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • It not only called the schoolmistress through the benevolent agencies, and built them schoolhouses, but it helped discover and support such apostles of human development as Edmund Ware, Erastus Cravath, and Samuel Armstrong.

    The Freedmen's Bureau

  • "Which proves that the schoolmistress is a knave as well as -- the other thing."

    With Edged Tools

  • I went over to the schoolmaster's -- they have herbs there, I know -- but the schoolmistress is a mean woman, though she looks so sweet.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales

  • The schoolmistress is a very worthy woman who had lost all that she had, and was in great distress.

    The Country Doctor

  • Henry, when the little girl held the geraniums up to him, observed, that the back of her hand was bruised and black; he asked her how she had hurt herself, and she replied innocently, "that she had not hurt _herself_, but that her schoolmistress was a very _strict_ woman."

    Tales and Novels — Volume 01

  • Peter felt that Nora Glynn was not the kind of schoolmistress the parish required, should he not send her away?

    The Lake

  • I think she is a kind of schoolmistress; but the other girl (I mean the nicer one, with the mother) tells me she is more respectable than she seems.

    A Bundle of Letters

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