Madame Lambquin belonged to the Odon, where she used to take the part of the duennas.
They are said to be more difficult to seduce than the strictest of duennas.
The safeguards of virtue are knowledge and self-command, not duennas and jalousies.
They do seem to use chaperons in Europe—duennas, or whatever you call 'em.
At this moment Lady Glencora entered, and encountered the eager inquiries of her two duennas.
Jouassin, of the Comédie-Française, as to be mistaken for her, is the equal of that actress in some of her "duennas" parts.
In them she had been without a rival; and when she took to the Duennas and Mrs. Heidelbergs, she became equally without a rival.
In time, girls of indifferent virtue, under the care of duennas, emigrated to meet the growing demand for wives.
Duennas always go to sleep, don't they; and take tips; and are generally open to reason?
Valets, maid-servants can be bribed, duennas and concierges corrupted.