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  • n. Plural form of chaperon.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chaperon.


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  • Maybe it was easier back in the old days when it was performed with bodyguards called chaperons: the girls could be as free and gay and thoughtless as the boys without having to worry about consequences.

    The Women’s Room

  • Many of the most flagrant violations of propriety, in what is called the fashionable set, have arisen from this choice of young chaperons, which is a mere begging of the question, and no chaperonage at all.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Or when the behavior of one group of kids – a group of older school children running amuk in a museum with no chaperons in sight is an example that comes to mind – seriously inhibits the experience of other visitors.

    Last Time I Checked, Babies Were People Too - Her Bad Mother

  • None of the college girls had chaperons constantly babysitting them—why should Jane?


  • There were more singers and musicians and artist folk, and bevies of young girls with their inevitable followings of young men, while mammas and aunts and chaperons seemed to clutter all the ways of the Big House and to fill


  • My wife and I "volunteered" as chaperons, however, somehow I ended up at the dance alone just like 32 years ago.

    Timothy D. Slekar: The Night the Lights Went Out on Friday

  • It's a shame you and Charles couldn't go as chaperons - I remember how much better I would have felt if I could have attended Dylan's senior trip.

    What Comes Around Goes Around

  • Insufficient numbers of chaperons were assigned to this trip and countless other excursions, according to faculty members.

    Joel Klein's business model and the drowning of Nicole Suriel

  • The chaperons,who had well announced standards,were mostly correct in their assumptions that most of the antendees would be so sweaty as to repulse attempts at physical contact.

    Wednesday, May 27 – The Bleat.

  • But I have confidence with the teacher chaperons that were there and had been monitoring and keeping us informed the whole time.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2009


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