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gentlelady

Syllabification: gen·tle·la·dy

Definition of gentlelady in English:

noun

A polite form of a address for a woman, used especially to a congresswoman during a congressional debate.
Example sentences
  • And I would like to ask the gentlelady if she is aware that he has been identified as a target.
  • I commend the gentlelady for raising these issues, and I look forward to working with her in the future.
  • I commend her for her support today, as well as the gentlelady from Pennsylvania, Ms. Hart, for taking a leadership role in pursuing this legislation dating back to the last Congress.

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