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noun as in chaperone

noun as in governess

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How could I know so little of myself, when I sent my Duenna to forbid your coming more under my lattice?

As official duenna of this family, I think we'd better change the game or put out the lights.

The poor old duenna drew back out of sight, in the shadow of a curtain—and began to cry.

Always following her impulses without troubling herself to think first, the duenna followed them now.

The wily duenna chose that propitious moment to present herself in the capacity of a new audience.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to duenna, such as: matron, companion, convoy, escort, governess, and guard.

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