dame (n.)
lady, mistress, woman of rank
Luc.1034[Lucrece as if to her hand] if I live, thou liv'st in my defame. / Since thou couldst not defend thy loyal dame
Luc.21[of Lucrece] kings might be espoused to more fame, / But king nor peer to such a peerless dame
Mac IV.ii.65[Messenger to Macduff's Wife] Bless you, fair dame!
MND V.i.285[Bottom as Pyramus, of Thisbe] the fairest dame / That lived
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