matronly

All Adverb Adjective
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  • Then they went to the house, where a matronly woman met them. Cited from The Chums of Scranton High Out for the Pennant, by Donald Ferguson
  • She was just a little more matronly, perhaps, but without doubt a most beautiful woman. Cited from Peter Ruff and the Double Four, by Oppenheim
  • She was a quiet, matronly-looking individual, some few years past the prime of life. Cited from Married Life, by T.S. Arthur
  • We walked into the house and were met in the hall by a very fine looking and matronly old lady. Cited from Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond, Early recollections, by Robert Arnold
  • The cousin started and colored red all over her matronly face and neck. Cited from Pembroke, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The door was open, and the bell brought a sweet, matronly woman to receive them. Cited from Bart Ridgeley, by A. G. Riddle
  • A matronly woman, belonging to the same race, followed close in his rear. Cited from Elsie's Girlhood, by Martha Finley
  • Her figure had never grown matronly, and her face was of the sort that does not show wear. Cited from The Troll Garden, et al, by Willa Cather
  • I laid my hand on her shoulder -- now so round and matronly, once so slender. Cited from The "Goldfish", by Arthur Train
  • He saw then that she looked older than he thought and that her elastic figure had settled into matronly lines. Cited from The Voice of the People, by Ellen Glasgow
  • You're -- you are growing matronly, not but what you suit ME all right. Cited from When a Man Marries, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She blushed in her pretty matronly fashion and put her hand on her daughter's mouth. Cited from Visionaries, by James Huneker
  • In her last days she presents a true picture of matronly dignity. Cited from Life And Times Of Washington, V2, by Schroeder, &c
  • She was a heavy, lymphatic girl, fast becoming as matronly of figure as her mother. Cited from Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper, by James A. Cooper
  • Both she and Julia had always seemed a little proud of their serious and matronly sister. Cited from Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • She now assumed her most matronly air, and did mysterious things with a perforated silver ball. Cited from The Cords of Vanity, by James Branch Cabell
  • Her shadow fell upon the matronly face, and the woman rose and courtesied. Cited from St. Elmo, Augusta J. Evans
  • Her address to them was brief and matronly, yet spoken with so much feeling as found its way to every bosom. Cited from Peveril of the Peak, by Sir Walter Scott
  • Stuart is a pretty, dignified, matronly-looking woman, same few years younger than her husband. Cited from The Southern Cross, by Foxhall Daingerfield, Jr
  • Of course, we have spoken only of young ladies, a more matronly style being expected from their chaperons. Cited from Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851, by Various
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