a woman who is an arbiter.
Be the arbitress of my fate, you can make me happy or miserable for ever; into what dearer hands can I commit such a trust?
Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
He had to break the tidings of his sister’s marriage to the arbitress of his destinies.
Two Poets Honore de Balzac
With your knowledge of our modes, you will be at Petersburg the arbitress of delights.
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Eloquent and witty, she was the delight of her neighbors, and their chronicle and arbitress.
Irish Wit and Humor Anonymous
He loved her so tenderly that from the first day of their marriage he had constituted her the arbitress of his wishes.
The Old Yellow Book Anonymous
Lucy certainly did not look forward to a condition in which Lady Linlithgow should be the arbitress of her destiny.
The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
War is the arbiter of rising worlds; And Violence, arbitress.
Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
From the first moment that you have beheld her, she has seemed the mistress of your destiny, the arbitress of your will.
The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5) Fanny Burney
A full-throated chorus informed her, and the arbitress detached the threads of the dispute with effortless dexterity.
A Safety Match Ian Hay
I supposed it concerned me, more than any other, to be the arbitress of the quarrels of unruly spirits.
Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
a female arbitrator
at pleasure; at will. Historical Examples The terminus is always a known and definite point: it is not accidental, nor dependent upon the arbitrium of the mover. Aristotle George Grote The “arbitrium popularis auræ” was pleased to declare itself against ears and tails. Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various
Madame Frances, . noun See d’Arblay
- Madame darblay
Madame Frances, . Charles, 1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian. his daughter, Frances or Fanny (Madame D’Arblay) 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist. noun Charles. 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89) his daughter, Frances. known as Fanny; married name Madame D’Arblay. 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: […]
a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc. a latticework bower intertwined with climbing vines and flowers. Obsolete. a grass plot; lawn; garden; orchard. Machinery. a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel, often having a tapered shank fitting tightly into the spindle of […]
- Arbor day
a day, varying in date but always in the spring, observed in certain states of the U.S. by the planting of trees. the day set aside for the planting of trees, first celebrated 1872 in Nebraska, the brainchild of U.S. agriculturalist and journalist J. Sterling Morton (1832-1902). From Latin arbor “tree,” of unknown origin.