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Surely, sir, you should take shame to hold the damsel against her will.

I scrutinised him carefully, while Charlotte ran to comfort the damsel.

There may be more than one claimant for the damsel's affection.

Already I have endured more than enough in the interests of this damsel.

His face was comely as a damsel's, his eyes blue and his hair golden.

Who was the damsel I saw you making up to in the Park the other day?

Therefore I read with a callous heart the effusions of the Belgian damsel.

Anon came the damsel unto Arthur and saluted him, and he her again.

Anon there came a damsel unto Arthur and asked him, "What cheer?"

These villain wights have a damsel imprisoned in yonder keep!

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old French dameisele "woman of noble birth" (Modern French demoiselle "young lady"), modified (by association with dame) from earlier donsele, from Gallo-Romance *domnicella, diminutive of Latin domina "lady" (see dame). Archaic until revived by romantic poets, along with 16c.-17c. variant form damozel.

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