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governesses Sentence Examples

  • The governesses were discussing whether it was cheaper to live in Moscow or Odessa.

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  • All the domestic circle, tutors, governesses, and guests, were already at the tea table.

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  • Under the disguise of doctors, midwives, school teachers, governesses, factory hands or common labourers, they sought to make proselytes among the peasantry and the workmen in the industrial centres by revolutionary pamphlets and oral explanations.

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  • After them other couples followed, filling the whole dining hall, and last of all the children, tutors, and governesses followed singly.

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  • Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.

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  • Melyukova was a widow, who, with her family and their tutors and governesses, lived three miles from the Rostovs.

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  • The children with their tutors and governesses had had tea and their voices were audible from the next room.

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  • They kissed everyone, the tutors and governesses made their bows, and they went out.

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  • In accordance with the custom then prevailing in German princely families, she was educated chiefly by French governesses and tutors.

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  • His earliest governesses were the wives of a tailor and a vintner from the Dutch settlement; a sailor called Norman taught him the rudiments of navigation; and, when he grew older, he was placed under the care of a Hungarian refugee, Janos Zeikin, who seems to have been a conscientious teacher.

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  • After her return to England she devoted herself to reorganizing the Governesses' Sanatorium in Harley Street (now the Home for Gentlewomen during Temporary Illness), which was at that time badly managed and in great need of funds.

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  • Many young women reading Austen in her own lifetime would have become governesses, teaching the children of the rich.

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  • Nobody wanted governesses nowadays, said the agencies, when these preliminaries were over; every-body sent their children to properly organized schools.

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  • governesses for rich children.

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  • Insurance against old age and invalidity comprehends all persons who have entered upon their 17th year, and who belong to one of the following classes of wage-earners: artisans, apprentices, domestic servants, dressmakers, charwomen, laundresses, seamstresses, housekeepers, foremen, engineers, journeymen, clerks and apprentices in shops (excepting assistants and apprenticesin chemists shops), schoolmasters, schoolmistresses, teachers and governesses, provided the earnings do not exceed 100 per annum.

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  • Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.

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  • Having spent much of her youth with governesses and in nature, Potter's books featured animals as the main characters.

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  • In the 1880s, Mason was distressed at the inadequate education provided by governesses who taught the children of the middle class.

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  • Soon influential people of the time asked Mason to establish a school designed to train governesses in Mason's teaching methods.

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  • It chronicled the exploits of vampire Barnabas Collins, and featured assorted zombies, witches, hapless governesses, acolytes, neophytes and a dark and mysterious estate.

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  • The children and their governesses were glad of Pierre's return because no one else drew them into the social life of the household as he did.

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