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gentlewoman

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a woman of high birth or social position
  • in the 19th century a number of American gentlewomen used their wealth and influence to further abolitionism, women's rights, and other worthy causes

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The first known use of gentlewoman was in the 13th century

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“Gentlewoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gentlewoman. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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