Examples of damsel in a Sentence
knights are celebrated in fairy tales for rescuing damsels in distress
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Prediction for the season: The erstwhile Commander Lexa spent way too long as a veritable damsel in distress, finally growing into the role of post-apocalyptic soldier toward the end of season three.
But perhaps also like a femme fatale, she can be tamed, and then, like a damsel in distress, rescued, thanks to Alex’s resources and his apparently unlimited forgiveness and generosity.
The depictions of insects—the little mother moth, the Greek red damsel, the monarch butterfly—are particularly lavish, and an eerie bleakness is infused in the portraits of the snow leopard and giant panda.
Women, still, are often ornaments or victims, love interests or damsels in distress: useful for being disrobed, attacked or both.
Nakia, T’Challa’s love interest, is no damsel-in-distress.
Some of her favorite characters to impersonate include fictional anti-heroes Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy from DC Comics and damsel in distress Daphne from The Scooby Doo animated television series.
Their characters do away with the usual damsel-in-distress narrative associated with many classic superhero movies and create a new normal.
Hampered with a leg injury, the plucky Alex gets to be the damsel in distress.
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Origin and Etymology of damsel
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of damsel for English Language Learners
: a young woman who is not married
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