- a female lion.
Origin of lioness
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Examples from the Web for lioness
I was expecting this timid little-bird kiss, like a little peck, but she was like a lioness—she practically ate my head off!NCIS’s 11th Anniversary: Michael Weatherly’s Top 10 Moments
September 23, 2013
And that sense of the lioness in winter may account for the softening views of Hillary.How Hillary Clinton Got Hot After Years of Being Stuck With a Cold Image
April 13, 2012
Chris Lee reviews her posthumous song collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
But Lioness holds many unexpected pleasures even for people who do not self-identify as Winehouse completists.
A Lioness plays dumb in life, too, disarming others in business, if not in love, where she prefers “cat and mouse.”The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
August 13, 2011
Instead she was a lioness, watching over and protecting her sick mate.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
She thus became the destroyer of mankind in her lioness avatar as Sekhet.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
Her face is that of a lioness, and she is suckling two young lions at her breasts.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
The Lioness came up, and bitterly lamented the death of her whelp.Aesop's Fables
Quarter of an hour later they reached the spot where they had shot the lioness.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields
- a female lion
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Word Origin and History for lioness
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