Origin of benefactress
Examples from the Web for benefactress
I think of one whom the poor of a great city know as their benefactress and friend.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was, in the first instance, a witness of the insolence with which a certain bishop treated his benefactress Eusebia.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
My benefactress is right—you are right: why should I be ashamed of it?The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
Of course I accepted this wonderful good fortune, and had no doubt in my own mind that Miss Havisham was my benefactress.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.