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the little lady

One's wife. John might be coming camping with us this weekend, but he has to run it by the little lady first.
See also: lady, little
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It was delightful, and just what Maggie expected; the gypsies saw at once that she was a little lady, and were prepared to treat her accordingly.
That was all very pretty; but the most beautiful thing was a little lady, who stood in the open doorway.
"I wonder what will happen before we see that little lady again."
She is a dear and sweet little lady, and when she goes it will give me a sore heart.
She was the little Lady Elizabeth Fitz-Gerald, whose father had died a broken-hearted prisoner in the Tower.
Dean, following that dismal period were the happiest of my life: my greatest troubles in their passage rose from our little lady's trifling illnesses, which she had to experience in common with all children, rich and poor.
Stepping back and looking up, she beheld the little lady smiling down from a sleeping-porch.
One of these was the proprietor of a giant, and a little lady without legs or arms, who had jogged forward in a van; the other, a silent gentleman who earned his living by showing tricks upon the cards, and who had rather deranged the natural expression of his countenance by putting small leaden lozenges into his eyes and bringing them out at his mouth, which was one of his professional accomplishments.
"You might as well believe it of the little lady. Bless her," she added the next moment--"LOOK at her!"
I wondered as I preceded him downstairs what had happened to the little lady in the tea-shop.
It was a pretty picture to see this little lady in white muslin unfastening the widow's cap from her more majestic sister, and tossing it on to a chair.
Yes, yes, just gnaw your paws like a bear in his cage, and you, my fine little lady, devour your dear Cornelius with your eyes.
When I heard her dismiss the footman, I stepped up to him and asked him, what little lady that was?
Tom watched the little lady a great deal, before he ventured on any overtures towards acquaintanceship.
Even good little Lady Jane was forced to acknowledge this effect, as she looked at her kinswoman, and owned sorrowfully to herself that she was quite inferior in taste to Mrs.