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  • noun Plural form of sempstress.

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Examples

  • She sends a string of instructions to Anthony to order tailors and sempstresses so that I shall have new dresses waiting for me, but she takes his advice that we should enter into our greatness quietly, and without any sign of glorying in this leap from being of the defeated House of Lancaster to being new partners of the victorious House of York.

    The White Queen

  • She sends a string of instructions to Anthony to order tailors and sempstresses so that I shall have new dresses waiting for me, but she takes his advice that we should enter into our greatness quietly, and without any sign of glorying in this leap from being of the defeated House of Lancaster to being new partners of the victorious House of York.

    The White Queen

  • She sends a string of instructions to Anthony to order tailors and sempstresses so that I shall have new dresses waiting for me, but she takes his advice that we should enter into our greatness quietly, and without any sign of glorying in this leap from being of the defeated House of Lancaster to being new partners of the victorious House of York.

    The White Queen

  • My Lady Mother summons the tailors and the sempstresses to our inn and I am fitted for a wonderful gown.

    The White Queen

  • My Lady Mother summons the tailors and the sempstresses to our inn and I am fitted for a wonderful gown.

    The White Queen

  • My Lady Mother summons the tailors and the sempstresses to our inn and I am fitted for a wonderful gown.

    The White Queen

  • Nipper worked away at her side, all day, with the concentrated zeal of fifty sempstresses.

    Dombey and Son

  • In her house were not only laundresses, sempstresses, carpenters, tailors and tailoresses, there was even a harness-maker — he was reckoned as a veterinary surgeon, too, — and a doctor for the servants; there was a household doctor for the mistress; there was, lastly, a shoemaker, by name

    Mumu

  • She collected all the sempstresses and embroiderers of Samarah and other cities to the distance of sixty leagues, to prepare pavilions, palanquins, sofas, canopies, and litters for the train of the monarch.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • All the while, too, we had to work — to work from morning till night, for we had contrived to obtain some employment as occasional sempstresses.

    Poor Folk

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