[ UK /skˈuːlmɪstɹəs/ ]
  1. a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
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How To Use schoolmistress In A Sentence

  • With her precise use of language and intimidating aspect, she was a typical traditional schoolmistress.
  • The necessity of replacing the monk by the schoolmaster was recognized, but not the necessity of replacing the nun by the schoolmistress; the purely physical and reproductive idea of woman being once again uppermost, the need for training her mind no longer existed. Marriage as a Trade
  • Primary schoolmasters and schoolmistresses, the instituteurs and institutrices, were liberated from the grip of the church, and in 1889 they became employees of the central state instead of the local council.
  • No master of callisthenics could have set them up better than their mother's receipt for making good blood, combined with a certain harmony of their systems, had done; nor could a schoolmistress have taught them correcter speaking. Rhoda Fleming — Volume 1
  • The daughter, nine years old, and not above forty feet high, was very good natured, became my schoolmistress, and called me Grildrig, which imports in English, mannikin. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction
  • Individual schoolmistresses and teachers in the academies and seminaries that proliferated in Alexandria during the antebellum period offered instruction in a wide range of useful and ornamental subjects.
  • Dr Barbara was able to switch from peremptory schoolmistress to doting mother in a way that always disarmed him. RUSHING TO PARADISE
  • Fortunately, their landlady, a retired schoolmistress, warmly welcomes and befriends them.
  • The schoolmistress in those days wore what was called a busk -- a flat piece of lancewood, hornbeam, or some other like tough and elastic wood, thrust into a sort of pocket or sheath in her dress, which came up almost to the chin and came down below the waist. Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2
  • In 1836-1837, her career as a schoolmistress thwarted by ill health, she suffered a nervous breakdown.
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