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directress

[dih-rek-tris, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛk trɪs, daɪ-/
noun
1.
a woman who is a director.
Origin of directress
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; direct(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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  • All the ladies, except the directress, give their services gratis.

    Criminal Man Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
  • It was in vain Madame the directress exclaimed and expostulated at these improprieties.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • "Miss Allen, I am somewhat disturbed," began the directress.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • With religion for their directress, they are skilled in the remedy of the soul as well as of the body.

    A Lamp to the Path W. K. Tweedie
  • In all dealings with him she had proved herself the directress, quick yet decided.

  • For this reason I have changed the name of teacher into that of directress.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • The directress had thought best not to interfere, as yet, in the teaching of the child.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • The directress one day asked for an explanation of this change of conduct.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • We may say that the mothers adore the "Children's House," and the directress.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • When he has finished he takes his tray to the directress that she may verify his work.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori

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