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Lady-in-waiting   /lˈeɪdi-ɪn-wˈeɪtɪŋ/   Listen

A lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess.

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"Lady-in-waiting" Quotes from Famous Books

... gone and Masanath was making the most of each day of her freedom. Memphis was in a state of apathy, worn out by revel and emptied of her luminaries, Ta-meri, intoxicated with the importance of her position as lady-in-waiting to the queen, had departed with her husband, the cup-bearer. Io had returned to her home in On, with an ache in her brave little heart that outweighed even Masanath's for heaviness. The last of Seti's lover-like behavior toward her dated ...
— The Yoke - A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children - of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt • Elizabeth Miller

... "We change Mary for this little woman as Flora's lady-in-waiting, when she and her husband go ...
— The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations • Charlotte Yonge

Words linked to "Lady-in-waiting" :   peeress, lady, noblewoman

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