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OTHER WORDS FROM mistressmis·tressed, adjectivemis·tress-ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for mistress
Her Catholic father, Baron Maximilian von Schoenebeck, drank only the finest wine, collected rare antiques and preferred his mistresses beautiful but not too intelligent.‘Sybille Bedford’ is a gossipy appreciation of an oft-overlooked literary great|Michael Dirda|February 17, 2021|Washington Post
It’s while staying at the sober-living facility that Wendy learns Kevin and his mistress are having a child, a betrayal that leads her to decisively end their marriage — and their business relationship.Wendy Williams seems like the perfect Lifetime movie subject. So why is it so unsettling to watch?|Bethonie Butler|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
When I proposed to draw on these stories and do a profile of Greene for Playboy magazine, he gave me the go-ahead, with the proviso that I not mention his last mistress, Yvonne Cloetta.The dramatic — and embellished — life of Graham Greene|Michael Mewshaw|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
He said, too, that after being accepted as a slave to Mistress Couple, he has made massive strides psychologically.
After a stint with a replacement Head Mistress went sour, R seriously considered shutting down La Domaine for good.
And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.
Head mistress Jean Harris is the ultimate proof of “Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Scorned.”
On top of the pleasure (or pain), the clients who saw Mistress Carla received their own additional perks.
Woman is mistress of the art of completely embittering the life of the person on whom she depends.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
But Mary had gone home after dressing her mistress, and the fat boy came back again more disturbed than before.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The mistress of the house affectionately inquired if she felt equal to a short conversation.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Her young mistress got up and approached her, also growing pale, for she perceived that danger was at the door.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
They made an odd procession as they marched out of the hall, under the sullen eyes of the baulked cut-throats and their mistress.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini