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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.
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.”
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.
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).
ROY GREENSLADE, PROFESSOR, CITY UNIVERSITY/MEDIA COMMENTATOR: Well, it can be the handmaiden, which is Timothy Balding's point.
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.
"The handmaiden is my own sister's child," he answered quietly.
Music has been called the handmaiden of Christianity, but may more appropriately be designated its loyal helpmeet.
Your suggestions about education are ludicrous as we do not want a return to the 'handmaiden' situation.