Example sentences for: alumna

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  • Chapter 6 discusses, under A Few More Words, a number of suffixes ( -trix, -ess , etc.) and words ( hero/ heroine, alumnus/alumna/alumni/alumnae , etc.) that apparently offend the authors: they campaign for the elimination of la différence . My own attitude is that I find such terms not in the least denigrating: Why should a woman object to being called a heroine, a divorcée, or an actress any more than being called a female or a woman?

  • I see the rather boring point about using alumni to cover both men and women, and I quite agree that the use of relatively newer and less widely used terms like authoress, aviatrix , and poetess seems to be a deliberate, unwarranted attempt to identify someone as a female; but a graduate of the feminine gender is a `woman graduate' = alumna , the `first woman dancer in a ballet company' is a prima ballerina (I've never heard of a “prime ballerino”), and a `woman opera star' is a diva or prima donna . I hesitate to point out that we use prima donna of men, too, because my critics will say that they disapprove of the term's second life as designating a “temperamental person of either sex.

  • Dental Hygiene Alumna

  • Lingerie, says the Globe , will be the focus of Monica Lewinsky's next career move: It reports that she would like to confer with Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss--who had her own lingerie company--when her fellow Santa Monica College alumna gets out of jail.

  • I used to think DeGeneres was funny, and I loved Anne Heche in the little indie film Walking and Talking back when she was just an alumna of the soap opera Another World . Now I think of them as entitlement queens who whine while their careers steam ahead.


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