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1A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill:‘a poor penwoman’
- ‘Though no great penwoman she sends satisfactory reports.’
- ‘I'm but a bad penwoman myself, Miss Nevil, but I learned a little at the charity-school.’
- ‘Mrs. Pipchin was but an indifferent pen-woman.’
- ‘The day was fixed, and the fat Sophy, who bore the reputation of being an excellent penwoman, sat down to write the invitations.’
- ‘I have been told that in her day she was considered the best penwoman at Court.’
- ‘Dorcas has promised to write to us, and I assure you is no bad pen-woman.’
- ‘She pointed to several sheets of paper, written upon in a hand which shewed that the harridan had been no contemptible pen-woman in her younger days.’
- ‘Elizabeth became a superb penwoman but the handwriting of one of her most famous subjects Shakespeare could hardly have been worse.’
- 1.1 A female author:‘the author is that skilled penwoman who wrote 'The Ladye Shakerley'’
writer, man of letters, woman of letters, wordsmithView synonyms
- ‘The first to be elected was that famous pen-woman, zealous worker for her sex, and "Mother of Clubs," Mrs. JC Croly.’
- ‘The most brilliant penwoman of today is soured in temper.’
- ‘On a love seat for two, but just large enough for the one of her, sat Mary Western Lung, the noted penwoman.’
- ‘Miss Willerton, in fact, bears more than a passing resemblance to the dreaded penwomen O'Connor would write so disparagingly about in later years.’
- ‘The Worker described her as 'a leader in thought, a distinguished pen-woman, and a wise exponent of women's work.'’
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