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la belle dame sans merci
la bel daym sawn MAER-see
the beautiful woman without mercy1912The Unbearable Bassington'La belle dame sans merci scoring a verbal trick or two as usual,' said a player at another table in a discreet undertone.1936Murder In MesopotamiaSuch women naturally revolt from the idea of marriage. They may be attracted by men, but they prefer to belong to themselves. They are truly La Belle Dame sans Merci of the legend.1978Rumpole of the BaileyShe had floated before my eyes from my early days with the old Oxford Book of English Verse, as Herrick's Julia, or Lovelace's Lucasta, or 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', or the 'Lady of Shallot'.1987The Kinsman SagaLa belle dame sans merci. The beautiful lady who never says thank you.