matronly air

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  • 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 father is uncommonly partial to her; but I believe you will find she has rather a matronly air. Cited from The Duenna, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • The slight matronly air and fuller form that had come with wifehood became her better than even her girlish grace. Cited from His Sombre Rivals, by E. P. Roe
  • In works of art she exhibits the matronly air which distinguishes Juno and Ceres. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • While ascending I racked my brain to determine what peculiarity of manner we could adopt that would give us a more matronly air while traveling, but I could think of nothing. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XI, No. 27, June, 1873, by Various
  • In works of art, she exhibits the matronly air which distinguishes Juno and Ceres. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable
  • This state of feeling arose, perhaps, from the Madonna-like and matronly air of the face; and yet I at once understood that it could not have arisen entirely from this. Cited from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe V3[Raven Edition]
  • The day was one of sunshine, windless, odorous: one of the rare placid days of April when the pettish month assumes a matronly air of summer and wears it till the end of the day. Cited from Celt and Saxon by George Meredith, v2
  • Elsie and Evelyn drove over to Ion next morning and found Zoe attending to her housekeeping cares with a pretty matronly air that became her well; Aunt Dicey receiving her orders with the look and manner of one who is humoring a child, for such she considered the youthful lady. Cited from The Two Elsies, by Martha Finley