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- n. Plural form of preceptress.
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Aurore set herself to work to fill up, in secret, the many blanks left by her preceptresses, -- wishing, as she says, to conceal, as far as she could, their want of faith or of thoroughness.
But her remarks from time to time would have shocked the ultra-correct preceptresses of that excellent seat of learning.
I have known him pause before an unfamiliar dish at table and ask one of his preceptresses, in the frankest manner possible, whether the exigencies of the situation called for a spoon or a fork: and out of doors it was a perpetual joy to hear him whisper, on the approach of some one whom he thought might be a friend of ours, "Will I lift my hat?"
If she is bright, she must not be overworked in the school factory, studying in a way which parodies Hood's "Song of the Shirt"; and if dull or feeble, she should not be worried by preceptresses like
Among the women who have been successful as preceptresses in the
The preceptresses regarded as impure everything that is human. "
You will comply with the rules of the house as to hours; and your preceptresses will allow you, as far as possible, to follow your bent. "