duenna

NOUN
  1. a woman chaperon
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How To Use duenna In A Sentence

  • Apparently she never has the chance of being actually guilty, for her husband finally, and very properly, shuts her up in a country house under strong duennaship. A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800
  • Indeed, she had only roused herself from her apathy at the threat of losing the Worm, when she had (in the words of Shurland) kicked up such a dust that he had overborne his wife and allowed the duenna to remain. Gatlinburg
  • And The duenna transferred one hand to her bosom, drawing a painful breath. Gatlinburg
  • With this assurance, the duenna had allowed herself to be contented, and she had departed, sped on her way by Lady Hester's promise that a hot brick and a soothing drink would be sent up as soon as may be. Gatlinburg
  • Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to anyone; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser's cousin. Can You Forgive Her?
  • Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to anyone; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser’s cousin. Can you forgive her?
  • You will perhaps be surprised to learn that his choice of chaperone … duenna … and may I say, mother? The Red Queen
  • Her mother, a dingy old dowager, with bad teeth, dowdy gowns, a profusion of artificial flowers, and a strong addiction to tea and knitting, perfectly understood the duties of duennaship, and did propriety by her daughter's side at dinner-table and promenade. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847
  • Glencora, Alice thought, should not have allowed the word duenna to have passed her lips in speaking to any one; but, above all, she should not have done so in the hearing of Mr Palliser's cousin. Can You Forgive Her?
  • But Rose stayed where she was, feeling like a duenna, turning down partners with a laugh or a joke. FLIGHT LESSONS
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