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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: young lady.
  • n. A term of endearment or address for a girl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young woman


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  • “Mother,” he said, “there is another young lady residing in Parkchester, who at this moment is watching at the window, pining for her prince.”

    Kitchen Privileges

  • I do not wish to be uncharitable -- least of all to a charming young lady -- - but my opinion is that Miss Trix did not wish to set the curate altogether adrift.

    Frivolous Cupid

  • Sighed again for Fanny, who was now a young lady of sixteen and four months, and Tom, like me, was seventeen, and Keith would soon be twelve, Our Jane eleven.


  • It was clear that the young lady was badly frightened, and Mrs. Haffen was the woman to make the most of such fears.

    The House of Mirth

  • However, before she could say, “Nice to meet you, Michelle Valentine,” like a proper young lady was supposed to do, the girl went on:

    How To Kill Your Boyfriend (In Ten Easy Steps)

  • "Well, the young lady here seems to be sot on him, and nat'lly enough."

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • “And I know that the young lady I have chosen will lead the Tiger cheerleaders with the same courage and spirit that Jennifer Daly has shown.”

    The First Evil

  • He loves (as he can love, and that is not as you love) a beautiful young lady called Rosamond.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • This young lady is Agent Angela Phelps with the FBI.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • But then late that night, when it was still so hot and I could hardly sleep, I looked out my window and saw the young lady from the front desk, Mariah Weatherby Schmidt, swooping up coins in the blue moonlight.

    The Wish Stealers


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