foster-daughter love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female nourished or reared like an own daughter, though not such by birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth


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  • In 1892 their beloved young friend (and almost foster-daughter) Johanna von Rentzell, a young woman studying music who had lived with the Bernsteins since the mid-1880s, married Andreas von Tuhr, a professor of law in Basel and later in Straßburg.

    Felicie Bernstein.

  • Her circle includes grandchildren, an old friend who lost her own home to foreclosure, a Chihuahua, and the one-year-old child of a woman Ms. Halterman's former foster-daughter met in jail.

    Would You Pay $103,000 for This Arizona Fixer-Upper?

  • When the Lord Abbot had suddenly and superciliously vanished from the eyes of his expectant vassals, the Sub – Prior made amends for the negligence of his principal, by the kind and affectionate greeting which he gave to all the members of the family, but especially to Dame Elspeth, her foster-daughter, and her son Edward.

    The Monastery

  • All in the tower slept sound but those who had undertaken to guard the English prisoner; or if sorrow and suffering drove sleep from the bed of Dame Glendinning and her foster-daughter, they were too much wrapt in their own griefs to attend to external sounds.

    The Monastery

  • I have noted (Night cmlxii.) that Mohammed, in the fifth year of his reign,344 after his ill-advised and scandalous marriage345 with his foster-daughter Zaynab, established the Hijáb or veiling of women.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The unnamed narrator's foster-daughter, Emily, takes her to a scene where the young ones are happily at home: here all the useless gadgets of civilization are brought to be stripped, recycled, or exchanged.

    In the Disintegrating City

  • She was fretful during the complicated process of her toilette and so hurt the feelings of her foster-daughter, that when Dan came to take her into the breakfast room, Nancy found an excuse for not accompanying them.

    The Inn at the Red Oak

  • Ye shall swear all binding oaths but keep few when thou hast been one night Giuki's guest, thou shalt not remember Heimi's brave foster-daughter ....

    The Edda, Volume 2 The Heroic Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance, and Folklore, No. 13

  • Heimi's fair foster-daughter will rob thee of all joy; thou shalt sleep no sleep, and judge no cause, and care for no man unless thou see the maiden. ...

    The Edda, Volume 2 The Heroic Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance, and Folklore, No. 13

  • You have come to me as a guest, dear, but you have also come to me as my foster-daughter pro tem, and as such, claim my affectionate interest in your well-being.

    Peggy Stewart at School


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