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a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like.
Contemporary Examples

The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary Malcolm Jones May 25, 2014

Historical Examples

Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X) Charles Paul de Kock
Howards End E. M. Forster
Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II. Various
Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851 Various
The Angel Children Charlotte M. Higgins
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 Various


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