You aver that none of you are, mesdames, and we would not call your word in question.
I have known you only a short time, mesdames, but, thank heaven!
mesdames Doche and Thénard not without merit, and on the whole their corps dramatic is much above mediocrity.
mesdames, do not go to the baths, and do not do there what I need not name!
mesdames, it is with your charming selves that the issue rests.
You are not accustomed to it, mesdames, you will have many others!
One of these functionaries approached them with eagerness and with a "mesdames sont seules?"
This, messieurs and mesdames, represents a view of Athens, in Greece.
"I must beg you to go away, mesdames," she muttered, faintly.
But both my sisters, mesdames Malibran and Viardot, were obliged to wait a year.
1590s, see madam, which is an earlier borrowing of the same French phrase. Originally a title of respect for a woman of rank, now given to any married woman. OED recommends madam as an English title, madame in reference to foreign women.