lady in waiting


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lady in waiting

n. pl. ladies in waiting
A lady of a court appointed to serve or attend a queen, princess, or royal duchess.
References in classic literature ?
Still grasping the trembling child in his iron grip he stood facing the lady in waiting, his back against the door.
And then as if to make the joy complete, it is discovered that Portia's lady in waiting, Nerissa, and Bassanio's friend, Gratiano, also love each other, and they all agree to be married on the same day.