In the eyes of these designers, this woman is more of a damsel than a dame.
For example: the damsel is tied to the train tracks, the Pacific Union hurtling her way.
Nicole Kidman stretched as a Southern damsel in The Paperboy, but the movie was widely panned.
Not only, in the rarest of cases, where there a female lead in a blockbuster action movie, but the damsel in distress was a dude.
I thought to see thee mounted as no other damsel in Warwickshire, and see the result.
My damsel did not vex me, as soon as I saw that she did not know.
The damsel replied, weeping, that she had lost her company in the wood and enquired how near she was to Anagni.
If I rightly know what my damsel means, it signifies all the Christians.
When, therefore, the lady had entered in the chapel, the damsel went straightway to the knight.
He will tell me—does my damsel think I have never listened to a Christian priest?
late 12c., from Old French dameisele "woman of noble birth" (Modern French demoiselle "young lady"), modified (by association with dame) from earlier donsele, from Gallo-Romance *domnicella, diminutive of Latin domina "lady" (see dame). Archaic until revived by romantic poets, along with 16c.-17c. variant form damozel.