gentlewoman gentlewoman  /ˈdʒɛn təl ˌwʊ mən/


  • (n) a woman of refinement



  1. Her role since then has been that of a country gentlewoman in Connecticut.
  2. The dignity of mind and manner are those of a gentlewoman; the cool, easy prose and the bookmanship are those of a gentlewoman of letters.
  3. When a Virginia gentlewoman needs to do something for a living she is likely to do something worthwhile.


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    Authorizing the Vernon Selectboard to buy development rights to a politically prominent gentlewoman farmer’s land from an unknown new owner at an unknown price, Vernon voters at the Aug. 5 Special Town Meeting (while voters are focusing on summer fun) will guess an offering price that is either too low or too high.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Brattleboro Reformer


  1. Even then, as Deborah recalled: "It certainly shook a few people up. They saw me as the epitome of an English gentlewoman. Which goes to show things are never quite what they seem. I knew I could be sexy if I had to."
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Deborah Kerr Source:

  2. Siân joked: "We're the distressed gentlewoman of London!" "Ingrid has been brilliant for me, but we support each other with a lot of humour - we've not been crying into our cappuccinos. We're both very positive, buoyant people and we've come...
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Sian Lloyd Source: ic Wales

  3. "I don't want my sleep disturbed by the gentlewoman from Wisconsin buzzing my house on her bike at three in the morning," Frank said.
    on May 2, 2007 By: Barney Frank Source: MarketWatch

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