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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gentlewomangen‧tle‧wo‧man /ˈdʒentlˌwʊmən/ noun (plural gentlewomen /-ˌwɪmɪn/) [countable] old use  SSCLASS IN SOCIETYa woman who belongs to a high social class
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gentlewomanShe is a gentlewoman born, as you know, let her always be treated as such.But he found himself unable to say it, especially not to this so very obvious gentlewoman.
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