Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of portress.

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Examples

  • This is caused by the corner for refuse, which is fat or lean, according to the will of the portresses, and after the fancy of the one who makes the heap.

    Les Miserables

  • Barthelemy – Hadot, was setting the loving hearts of the portresses of Paris aflame, and even ravaging the suburbs to some extent.

    Les Miserables

  • This rag-picker was a grateful creature, and she smiled, with what a smile! on the three portresses.

    Les Miserables

  • Three of them were portresses, and the fourth was a rag-picker with her basket on her back.

    Les Miserables

  • “Who would ever have said it?” she exclaimed to the portresses of the quarter, “a young man like that, who had the air of a girl!”

    Les Miserables

  • The cat, a magnificently long-furred, fluffy animal, the envy of all portresses, presided there like the mistress of the house, grave and sedate, and without anxieties.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • And like all the portresses of elfland she added: “You are expected.”

    Death of a Peer

  • They had inquired of the grocery-man at the corner where she often rested -- of the portresses of several schools where she sometimes peddled her candy at recess-time, and at the bakery where she occasionally bought a loaf of yesterday's bread.

    Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales

  • This rag-picker was a grateful creature, and she smiled, with what a smile! on the three portresses.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • Three of them were portresses, and the fourth was a rag-picker with her basket on her back.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

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