gentlewoman (n.)
woman of good breeding, well-born lady
2H4 epilogue.21[Epilogue] All the gentlewomen here have forgiven me
2H4 II.ii.148[Page to Prince Henry, of Doll] A proper gentlewoman
2H4 II.iv.297[Prince Henry to Falstaff, of Doll] this honest, virtuous, civil gentlewoman!
AW IV.iii.13[Second Lord to First Lord, of Bertram] He hath perverted a young gentlewoman
CE II.ii.169[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Did you converse, sir, with this gentlewoman?
MM II.iii.10[Provost to disguised Duke, of Juliet] a gentlewoman of mine
MM III.i.220[disguised Duke to Isabella, of Mariana] the poor gentlewoman
MM V.i.279[Escalus to Mariana] here's a gentlewoman denies all that you have said
MW I.i.57[Shallow to Evans, of Anne] I know the young gentlewoman
RJ II.iv.164[Nurse to Romeo, of Juliet] For the gentlewoman is young
TS induction.1.130[Lord alone, of the Page] I know the boy will well usurp the grace, / Voice, gait, and action of a gentlewoman
TS IV.iii.70[Katherina to Petruchio, of a cap] gentlewomen wear such caps as these
TS IV.v.29[Petruchio to Katherina, of Vincentio] Hast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman?
WT III.iii.71[Shepherd to himself, of Perdita] Sure, some scape. Though I am not bookish, yet I can read waiting gentlewoman in the scape
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