How to use sempstress in a sentence
I wished to earn my living as a sempstress, a trade in which my mother instructed me during my stay with her.
I took up again my sempstress's apprenticeship, and soon ceased to be a care to my mother.
My sister Victoria shares my dwelling and lives on the proceeds of her sempstress's trade.
The robust kitchen maid, the trim modiste, and the humble sempstress, all swelled the phalanx of warriors.
We see him raise his sempstress Dorcas, at the house of the tanner Simon at Joppa.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for sempstress
a rare word for seamstress
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