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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of governess.


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  • But there isn't much left of the way God made a girl, by the time she's been curled and dressed and governessed for years, is there?

    Bab: A Sub-Deb

  • Our old nurse taught me to say it when I was small, and though it has been pretty well governessed out of me since then, it's sure to pop up when I get confused and nervous.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

  • It's awful to have a resident teacher in the house, and be an only pupil; you feel governessed out of your life.

    Flaming June

  • 'She has been governessed and crammed till she is half sick of all reading,' said Claude, 'of all study -- ay, and all accomplishments.'

    Scenes and Characters


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