from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being a chaperon
- n. The protection offered by a chaperon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Attendance of a chaperon on a lady in public; protection afforded by a chaperon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The protection or countenance of a chaperon.
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The modern girl scoffs at the idea of chaperonage, but the O'Shaughnessys were not modern.
When he ventured to plead with her not to go back to her home where her servants provided a kind of chaperonage, she made only
Even Yates made a slight mistake regarding her on one occasion, when they were having an evening walk together, with that freedom from chaperonage which is the birthright of every American girl, whether she belongs to a farmhouse or to the palace of a millionaire.
We all do better with chaperonage when it comes to temptations of any kind – kidsdo.
“I told the laird this morn that if he truly wished to see ye married, then the less chaperonage ye had, the better.”
The popularity of the bicycle, which enabled women much more freedom (and also brought about the grudging acceptance of the bloomer) from chaperonage and from past restrictions concerning their contact with places outside of the home.
We all do better with chaperonage when it comes to temptations of any kind –kidsdo.
Five minutes later Miss Lila Barr entered the living-room under the impeccable chaperonage of Paradise.
The custom of chaperonage disappeared in America, perhaps because the parents of young immigrants often remained behind in Europe, and young immigrant men and women considered it their right to choose their own spouses.
With Lady Violet confined to her bed, fever raging, Lady Clementine took up the mantle of chaperonage and looked on as one of the young men with spotty cheeks rushed to request Hannahs hand.