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Origin of governess
usage note for governess
OTHER WORDS FROM governessgov·er·ness·y, adjectivesub·gov·ern·ess, nounun·der·gov·ern·ess, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for governess
So far, most of this builds on the novel, except that our governess, Dani, has a guilt-ridden history revealed early on — she keeps seeing the ghost of her dead ex-fiancee.Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a calm, loving study in how to exorcise your ghosts|Aja Romano|October 9, 2020|Vox
Governess: A young woman who was typically employed by wealthy families to care for and privately educate their children.
Victoria Winters: An orphan who is engaged by the Collins family as a governess for young David Collins.
The girl would become Victoria Winters, an orphan hired by the Collins Family as a governess for the troubled young heir.
A victim of the waning governess trade, Miss Ellington must take a position at the crumbling Scroop Hall.Must Read Fiction: ‘Prague Fatale,’ ‘Derby Day’ and More|Malcolm Forbes, Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Later she got a job as governess to the illegitimate children that Louis XIV had fathered with another mistress.
The Princess still kept her eyes fixed on Louis, while, in a suppressed and unsteady voice, she answered her governess.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The governess is Swiss and for one week she talks nothing but French and for another nothing but German.
The child who has got languages from its governess, therefore, marks time—that is to say, wastes time in these subjects at school.
A real improvement in the boys character dated from the arrival of a new governess, Nastasia Petrov.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
She had a governess and she had a maid, but I must say she didn't seem an atom set up, and was just as nice when she met us girls.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes