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  • n. A female hearer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female hearer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female hearer.


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auditor +‎ -ess


  • Mr. Dennel returned with an air not more pleased with his embassy, than her own appeared with her auditress.


  • If her auditress ventured now and then to put in a palliative word, she set it aside with a certain disdain.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Her auditress listened with exceeding edification.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Looking only at this work of art, at its connexion and completeness, he dreamed not that his auditress was feeling quite a different influence; that a deep sorrow of her own was vividly awakened in her breast by these dramatic shadows.

    Chapter XIV. Book IV

  • The gates of the girl's confidence were opened wider than they had ever been; she said things to this amiable auditress that she had not yet said to any one.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • He now observed that a certain remarkable drowsiness (wholly unlike that with which the reader possibly feels himself affected) had been flung over the senses of his auditress.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • The shrinking of her auditress stopped her for a moment in her flow of words, delivered in a retrospective gloomy voice.

    Little Dorrit

  • "No; only as an auditor -- auditress, I mean -- of some of his lectures," said she.

    The Blithedale Romance

  • It was evident in the conversation which he now had with Bel, that he fancied himself to be regaling his auditress with that light and dainty food which is most congenial to a lady's taste.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

  • She could indeed a little wonder that he did not appear to regret the uninterrupted intercourse which he had once seemed to estimate so highly; that she heard no more of the exquisite bliss of being “all to each other;” the joy of being “he the relator, she sole auditress.”

    Isabella. A Novel


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