Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female hearer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A female hearer.

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  • noun dated A female hearer.

Etymologies

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auditor +‎ -ess

Examples

  • Mr. Dennel returned with an air not more pleased with his embassy, than her own appeared with her auditress.

    Camilla

  • The shrinking of her auditress stopped her for a moment in her flow of words, delivered in a retrospective gloomy voice.

    Little Dorrit

  • Her auditress listened with exceeding edification.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • If her auditress ventured now and then to put in a palliative word, she set it aside with a certain disdain.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Looking only at this work of art, at its connexion and completeness, he dreamed not that his auditress was feeling quite a different influence; that a deep sorrow of her own was vividly awakened in her breast by these dramatic shadows.

    Chapter XIV. Book IV

  • The gates of the girl's confidence were opened wider than they had ever been; she said things to this amiable auditress that she had not yet said to any one.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • The gates of the girl's confidence were opened wider than they had ever been; she said things to this amiable auditress that she had not yet said to any one.

    The Portrait of a Lady — Volume 1

  • He now observed that a certain remarkable drowsiness (wholly unlike that with which the reader possibly feels himself affected) had been flung over the senses of his auditress.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • He now observed that a certain remarkable drowsiness (wholly unlike that with which the reader possibly feels himself affected) had been flung over the senses of his auditress.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • The shrinking of her auditress stopped her for a moment in her flow of words, delivered in a retrospective gloomy voice.

    Little Dorrit

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