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Definition of Governessy
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Literary usage of Governessy
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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"A more affected governessy effusion we never read. The question is à propos of cadeaux. " Who talks of cadeaux?" said he gruffly ; "did you expect a present ..."
2. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1898)
"An English maiden, a bit dull and "governessy" in tone, visits the Orient with her brother, a diplomatist, and by her freedom from hysteria when this ..."
3. Scylla or Charybdis? by Rhoda Broughton (1895)
"He speaks with a smile, but he himself knows it to be of a governessy quality. She looks meditatively in front of her, straight between her horse's ears. ..."