- the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.
- the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.
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On days with tight deadlines, we would suit up Mac and walk up Magazine Street to the Garden District, gazing at the grand dame homes and peeking into vintage clothing stores.Was a three-week trip to New Orleans for work or vacation? Both.|Andrea Sachs|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
His new bosses agreed that the Korean native, 44, presented “the best tasting of anyone” throughout a five-month search for someone to take charge of the grand dame and its underground tavern, the Tombs.Fresh reasons to return to 1789, one of D.C.’s oldest restaurants|Tom Sietsema|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
If necessity is the mother of invention then the quarantine has been innovation’s grand dame.
“This is campaign activity,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a law professor and associate dean at the University of Notre Dame.
Over a glass (or more) of port, we toast to the Queen…and Dame Judi Dench.
Dame Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has turned tales of critical bashing into a delightful play.
Both are graduate students in biology at the University of Notre Dame.
But a study out of Notre Dame this month appears to offer some support for the much-maligned tests.
But "the cards never forgive," and as a rule Dame Fortune is relentless to the reckless player.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Dame Dorothy Packington sent the trusty and well beloved Thos.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In a flash Isabel had responded with a challenge of appeal, which that accomplished dame was quick to understand.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Here the proud state that claimed him as her own offspring, met him with the injustice of a malignant step-dame.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
At all events, we have nothing but this minister-general between us and Notre-Dame.