murderess


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mur·der·ess

 (mûr′dər-ĭs)
n.
A woman who commits murder. See Usage Note at -ess.

mur•der•ess

(ˈmɜr dər ɪs)

n.
a woman who commits murder.
[1350–1400; Middle English moerdrice, morderes]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murderess - a woman murderer
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

murderess

noun
Translations
morilka

murderess

[ˈmɜːdərɪs] Nasesina f; (as Jur term) → homicida f

murderess

[ˈmɜːrdərəs] nmeurtrière fmurder hunt nchasse f à l'homme (pour retrouver le meurtrier)murder mystery nhistoire f policière, roman m policier

murderess

nMörderin f

murderess

[ˈmɜːdərɪs] nassassina, omicida f
References in classic literature ?
It did produce sensation, but not enough to bring the murderess to punish- ment.
Here then I was in the third storey, fastened into one of its mystic cells; night around me; a pale and bloody spectacle under my eyes and hands; a murderess hardly separated from me by a single door: yes--that was appalling--the rest I could bear; but I shuddered at the thought of Grace Poole bursting out upon me.
I lay dying upon the earth with the sword in my body, and raised my hands to kill the slut of a murderess, but she slipped away from me; she would not even close my lips nor my eyes when I was dying, for there is nothing in this world so cruel and so shameless as a woman when she has fallen into such guilt as hers was.
Her face was dry and pale, as though she regarded herself in the light of a murderess.
He left his room; resolved to force the truth out of the Countess, or to denounce her before the authorities as a murderess at large.
he cried in broad American, when he was breathless with cursing, "I may be an adventurer, but I guess you're a murderess.
Now, to my way of thinking, there is one insuperable objection to Miss Howard's being the murderess.
Very good: you think I'm a murderess then," replied Mrs.
Yes; I've nursed five children and buried three; and the one I loved the best of all, and tended through croup, and teething, and measles, and hooping-cough, and brought up with foreign masters, regardless of expense, and with accomplishments at Minerva House--which I never had when I was a girl--when I was too glad to honour my father and mother, that I might live long in the land, and to be useful, and not to mope all day in my room and act the fine lady--says I'm a murderess.
Murderess Manning were not both unusually stout people?
Faring on and hiding, hiding and faring on, the poor harmless creature, as though she were a Murderess and the whole country were up after her, wore out the day, and gained the night.
And these audiences were of a very superior description, including a great many young ladies' boarding-schools, whose favour Mrs Jarley had been at great pains to conciliate, by altering the face and costume of Mr Grimaldi as clown to represent Mr Lindley Murray as he appeared when engaged in the composition of his English Grammar, and turning a murderess of great renown into Mrs Hannah More--both of which likenesses were admitted by Miss Monflathers, who was at the head of the head Boarding and Day Establishment in the town, and who condescended to take a Private View with eight chosen young ladies, to be quite startling from their extreme correctness.