- portrait of the artist as a young man,
Origin of portress
Examples from the Web for portress
But what shall I say to the portress, who has never seen me go out, and will ask me where I am going?The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
And he went on to repeat all that he had told the portress, with such further explanations as he deemed necessary and persuasive.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)|F. Marion Crawford
He questioned the porter and portress, while he studied the salon in detail.The Crime of the Boulevard|Jules Claretie
Then he himself went away through the high corridor and the dark lodge, and the portress let him out in silence.
The portress opened one of the doors and shut it as soon as Gambardella had entered.