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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ladify.


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  • At the center is the younger brother, Luke (an appropriately mercurial performance by Jo Stone-Fewings), whom Sir John (a credibly scary Christopher Godwin) has just bought out from debtors' prison, and who is treated as a servant by the "ladified" (Massinger's scathing neologism) mother and her ghastly girls (Lucy Briggs-Owen and Matti Houghton, who can mimic mama's moues with ease.)

    A Frugal Family Rich in Satire Paul Levy 2011

  • This one had long dresses, and her curly hair was tucked up on her head in such a bewitchingly young-ladified way that Mary was in awe of her at first.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor 1897

  • When she did come, they were half-afraid of her, she was so stylish and young-ladified, and ordered her maid about in such a superior way.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor 1897

  • She was wrapped in an opera cloak; no stiff, embroidered, young ladified garment, but a voluminous drapery of soft scarlet woollen stuff, such as Semiramide herself might have worn.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel Mary Elizabeth 1863

  • Thus, lady suits were de-ladified, bras exposed, fanny wraps tied on, while a picnic twinset got cropped to naughty heights over a thigh-baring, bunched-up fish-print skirt.

    The latest WWD Headlines 2008


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