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  • n. Alternative form of commanderess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman invested with authority to command.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman invested with supreme authority; a female commander.


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  • Leucothoe, till he came in presence of Milaene, she was the commandress of his heart, till he saw Galatea: but (as [5693] she complains) he loved another eftsoons, another, and another.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • She is nulli secunda, a rare creature, a phoenix, the sole commandress of his thoughts, queen of his desires, his only delight: as [5400] Triton now feelingly sings, that lovesick sea-god:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • That evening D'Aulney hung the traitorous Swiss, and proposed honorable terms, if the brave commandress would surrender.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • QUOTATION: Fortune, the great commandress of the world,


  • ‘I know not what else I may tell you, dear sir, but that from this instant that Heaven made us neighbours, and that I saw Donna Clara, your daughter and my lady, I made her commandress of my will; and if yours, my true lord and father, do not hinder it, she shall be my spouse this very day.

    The Fourth Book. XVII. Wherein Are Prosecuted the Wonderful Adventures of the Inn

  • My own little heroine was manager, eye, inventress, commandress, guiding head and soul of everything; and made

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • (Hakewell); ‘commandress’ (Burton); ‘monarchess’, ‘discipless’ (Speed);

    English Past and Present

  • The vessel sailed, and put to sea without being molested, when the intrepid commandress consoled the affrighted ladies, related to them her own adventures, and assured them that when she should have rejoined her lover, they should, if they chose it, be honourably restored to their homes; but in the mean time she hoped they would contentedly share her fortunes.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Complete

  • Wednesday, September 03, 2008 commandress shares a freebie

    Ride Fast & Shoot Straight

  • The still commandress of the silent night Borrows her beams from her bright brother's eye;

    Emblems, divine and moral


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