matronly appearance

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  • The widow Zuma is a very good-looking, elderly person of matronly appearance. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 542
  • The certainty that these means were no longer at her disposal paralysed this great singer, who could hide her age and matronly appearance no longer. Cited from My Life, Volume I, by Richard Wagner
  • The widow Zuma was a very good-looking person of matronly appearance, and her skin of a light copper colour. Cited from Lander's Travels, by Robert Huish
  • Presently, hearing slow footsteps approaching, I looked up and saw an aged man walking towards me, accompanied by a woman of gentle and matronly appearance who supported him on her arm. Cited from The Life Everlasting, Marie Corelli
  • But this, and the matronly appearance, I learned subsequently were presumably due to the age, shape and nativity of the Medium through whom she materialized. Cited from Investigation of Modern Spiritualism, by The Seybert Commission
  • As the matronly appearance of the new comer awakened a spirit of interest in the affairs of Sunnybank so it aroused the quiet unobtrusive master. Cited from Marguerite Verne, by Agatha Armour
  • Young girls, of from fourteen to seventeen, are fond of aping the woman in their dress, and are partial to long shawls, which give the young things a matronly appearance. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol.20, No. 583
  • The maidens that one meets in Poplar streets may be fair enough in their way, but their millinery displays them not to advantage; and the few lady visitors that came to us were of a staid and matronly appearance. Cited from Paul Kelver by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Eve laughed like a child, and the contrast between the sweet simplicity of her looks, her manners, and her more cultivated intellect, and the matronly appearance of the less instructed Ann, made one of those pictures in which the superiority of mind over all other things becomes most apparent. Cited from Homeward Bound, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • By this time the whole mock staff had taken the stage -- waitress, boots, chambermaid, and a pleasant-faced lady of matronly appearance who, I learnt, was Mrs. Gunthorpe and the mother of the two children of whom we had been told such a harrowing history. Cited from Best British Short Stories, Ed. O'Brien & Cournos