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  • noun An aristocratic title for a woman; the wife of a lord and/or a woman who holds the position in her own right; a title for a peeress, the wife of a peer or knight, and the daughters and daughters-in-law of certain peers.
  • noun UK, birdwatching Lady Amherst's pheasant.
  • noun Wicca A high priestess
  • proper noun The title for the (primary) female deity in female-centered religions
  • proper noun in particular The major supernatural figurehead in the Wiccan religion, a triune goddess split into the Mother, Maiden, and Crone.


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  • There is not in the world, my Lord, one who could prevent me from paying my _duty_, my _affection_, my _obedience_, to Lady Mary Sutton: if due to a parent, how much more from me to _Lady Mary_; -- a poor orphan, who have experienced from her the most maternal fondness?

    Barford Abbey Susannah Minific Gunning

  • He introduced Miss Briggs to the lady with whom he happened to be walking, the Lady Jane Sheepshanks, saying, “Lady Jane, permit me to introduce to you my aunt’s kindest friend and most affectionate companion, Miss Briggs, whom you know under another title, as authoress of the delightful ‘Lyrics of the Heart, ’ of which you are so fond.

    XXXIII. In Which Miss Crawley’s Relations Are Very Anxious about Her 1917

  • "I assure Lady Frances," observed her father, rising from the table at the same time, and laying a particular emphasis on the word _lady_, as if he would reprove Colonel Jones's plainness -- "I assure _Lady_ Frances that I am a most excellent unraveller of mysteries, -- of _all_ mysteries," he repeated with a stress on the word ALL, that made the blood rush into his daughter's cheek.

    The Buccaneer A Tale S. C. Hall 1840

  • (_A Lady in the door with a couple of portraits, followed by others bringing baskets and boxes, etc_.) _Lady_.

    The Bride of Fort Edward Delia Bacon 1835

  • _ 'Sir Roger' was a common nickname for any clergyman from the well-known comic character 'Sir Roger, Curate to the Lady', in Beaumont and Fletcher's popular _The Scornful Lady_.

    The Works of Aphra Behn Volume IV. Aphra Behn 1664

  • Kirkman, F. "Lady Mary" (Wortley-Montagu) _Lady Susan_

    The English Novel George Saintsbury 1889

  • _Enter Musick playing, Sir_ Anthony Meriwill _dancing with a Lady in his Hand, Sir_ Charles with Lady_

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II Aphra Behn 1664

  • She is immortal, unaging and non-moral; her name is given by Valentine Arden, the young novelist who appears in _Sonia_ and elsewhere, to Lady Barbara Neave, the principal character in _Lady Lilith_ and one of the principal characters in the two succeeding books. "

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton 1908

  • The sliced-up wooden sarcophagus dates from roughly the 26th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, the last ruling dynasty before the Persian conquest in 550 B.C., and consists of three smaller nesting sarcophagi bearing the name Shesepamutayesher and the title "Lady of the House."

    Alleged Antiquities Smugglers Busted Keith Johnson 2011

  • Pelosi is far more deserving of the term Lady Gaga than that private citizen to whom THX gives the prize.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting... 2009


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