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Madam

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Mádam. n.s. [ma dame, French, my dame.] The term of compliment used in address to ladies of every degree.

Certes, madam, ye have great cause of plaint. Spenser.

Madam, once more you look and move a queen! Philip's Distrest Mother.

Sources: Philips, Ambrose (8) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Madam." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 7, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2574.


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