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  • n. Alternative form of handmaid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An earlier form of handmaid.

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

  • n. in a subordinate position
  • n. a personal maid or female attendant


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  • Ilira's handmaiden is Tamara, who allies with Conan in what sounds like a Red Sonja hot amazon role.

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  • Then she said to me, “Know that this handmaiden is to us even as our own child and she is a trust committed to thee by Allah.”

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  • Get it yet; she did not want to be judged on her own name and merits; she wanted to be known as the handmaiden of slick Willie.

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  • Only after she heard this from two others did she herself believe it and accept her status as handmaiden, which is reflected in her statement to the angel: “I am running away from my mistress Sarai” (Gen. Rabbah 45: 7).

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  • ROY GREENSLADE, PROFESSOR, CITY UNIVERSITY/MEDIA COMMENTATOR: Well, it can be the handmaiden, which is Timothy Balding's point.

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  • It is well you should speedily know that your handmaiden is a poor Jewess, the daughter of that Isaac of York, to whom you were so lately a good and kind lord.


  • The handmaiden was the one bit of home Valeria had brought with her: nag, chaperone, and anchor.

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  • "The handmaiden is my own sister's child," he answered quietly.

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  • Music has been called the handmaiden of Christianity, but may more appropriately be designated its loyal helpmeet.

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  • Your suggestions about education are ludicrous as we do not want a return to the 'handmaiden' situation.

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