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Definition of "sempstress" [semp•stress]

  • A seamstress, a woman employed to sew. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sempstress" in a sentence
  • "In Pritchard, the Conservatives have surely found their very own Rosa Parks, not a meek sempstress, admittedly, but the next best thing: in his words, "a council lad from a very poor background"."
  • "This person, it developed, was the village sempstress, recruited to repair the deficiencies of my wardrobe by adjusting the fit of a dress, obtained on short notice from some local connection of the innkeeper's."
  • "She is the most respectable servant I have met with in Italy; and, were you not provided, I would recommend her to you, — she is a good sempstress, and an excellent nurse."