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 ?
"Very good: you think I'm a murderess then," replied Mrs.
It did produce sensation, but not enough to bring the murderess to punish- ment.
there before him was the murderess. Already she had grasped Nada by the hair, already her spear was lifted to pierce her.
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.
'No!' thundered Earnshaw; 'should he offer to leave me, he's a dead man: persuade him to attempt it, and you are a murderess! Am I to lose ALL, without a chance of retrieval?
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.
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.
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.
Wherein would it profit him to tell her that the Bellegardes were traitors and that the old lady, into the bargain was a murderess? He seemed morally to have turned a sort of somersault, and to find things looking differently in consequence.
"See here!" he cried in broad American, when he was breathless with cursing, "I may be an adventurer, but I guess you're a murderess. Yes, gentlemen, here's your death explained, and without any levitation.
"Now, to my way of thinking, there is one insuperable objection to Miss Howard's being the murderess."