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- n. A female exactor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who is an exactor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female who exacts or is strict in her requirements.
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Isaiah (14: 4) the "golden city" (R.V. marg., "exactress," adopting the reading marhebah, instead of the usual word madhebah).
The mystical Babylon is ultimately meant. golden city -- rather, "the exactress of gold" [Maurer].
How hath the oppressor ceased, -- the exactress of gold ceased!
She is gold-thirsty, or an exactress of gold (so some read it); for how do men get wealth to themselves but by squeezing it out of others?
And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city, (or the exactress of gold) ceased!
Beena Antony is a malayalam actress who started their career as an exactress.