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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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poetesspo‧et‧ess /ˌpəʊəˈtes◂ $ ˈpoʊɪtɪs/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  ALa female poet
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poetessShe was the daughter of the establishment poetess, Yekaterina Sheveleva, a long-time associate of Yuri Andropov.There is even a punk poetess in the familiar Joolz guise of goth gone wrong.The picture gave no clear impression of anyone in particular; it was generic Victorian lady, specific shy poetess.Nobody is put into prison in our country unless they have broken a law Michael was demanding release for some poetess.
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