Bonne

Part of speech: noun

A French nurse - maid.

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Usage examples "bonne":

  1. " There is no cavalry left, ma bonne dame," replied the old man to whom she had spoken. - "The Isle of Unrest", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. The sad and squalid aspects of a war of resistance, fought in the very bleeding flesh of the beloved mother- country, were bound to be fatal to " cette bonne humeur bienfaisante" which so marvellously characterized the young French officers of August 1914. Moreover, the mere physical element of fatigue has been enough to quench that first radiant flame. - "Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France", Edmund Gosse.
  3. All the white bridges of the Roxelane are dotted with lookers- on during fine days, and particularly in the morning, when every bonne on her way to and from the market stops a moment to observe or to greet those blanchisseuses whom she knows. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.