gentlewoman (n.)
[formally polite address] madam
2H4 II.iv.343[Prince Henry to Doll] You, gentlewoman –
KL I.iv.232[Lear to Gonerill] Your name, fair gentlewoman?
RJ II.iv.107[Mercutio to Nurse] God ye good-e'en, fair gentlewoman
TG IV.iv.105[disguised Julia to Silvia] Gentlewoman, good day!
TN I.v.158[Malvolio calling to Maria] Gentlewoman, my lady calls
WT II.ii.20.2[Paulina to Emilia] Dear gentlewoman, / How fares our gracious lady?
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