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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Monitress A female monitor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monitress A female monitor.
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In literature:

Pierre, having made up his mind to obey his monitress implicitly, moved toward the sofa she had indicated.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
A sudden doubt of the faith and truth of her kind monitress flashed across her mind.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
Thou art not stern to me; Sad Monitress!
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Harry blushed and corrected the faulty intonation, under his English monitresses.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
His divine monitress, he called me.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
She was his monitress as he learned what were the true ends of life.
"Mathilda" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Verena, as monitress, could not encourage rebellion.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
I hate to leave you; upon my word I do; but duty before pleasure, my heavenly-eyed monitress.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Veronica felt it was high time to lay the matter before her fellow-monitresses.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Be loyal to your monitresses!
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
The moment work was over, Lindsay and Cicely seized upon Kathleen Crawford, who was rather a friend of theirs among the monitresses.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Who are the monitresses this year?
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
Her bright rendering of her small part won her notice among the monitresses.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
The monitresses were kind, but slightly cool.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
The Monitress withdrew silently, and presently returning handed a portion of bread.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
Do you have monitresses, or prefects, or what?
"For the School Colours" by Angela Brazil
A monitress dealt out papers, and in a moment or two Miss Cartwright, the Principal, stepped on to the platform.
"The Girls of St. Cyprian's" by Angela Brazil
Perhaps you will be so good as to become my monitress?
"The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)" by Fanny Burney
Luckily, however, nature was a more imperative monitress, and again and again the girl had to sit down from sheer physical weakness.
"Judith Shakespeare" by William Black
In one of them Miss Bronte had ruled as monitress after her return from Haworth.
"A Literary Pilgrimage Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors" by Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen) Wolfe

In poetry:

Thenceforth to muse on woe more wide
Than individual distress,
The loftier Muses for my guide,
Minerva for my monitress;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin