matronly beauty

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  • Her matronly beauty was the wonder and praise of the community. Cited from At Last, by Marion Harland
  • Towards the evening of a wondrously fine day in the beginning of August -- a perfect day of summer in her matronly beauty, it began to rain. Cited from Sir Gibbie, by George MacDonald
  • A tall, healthful young woman, in the bloom of matronly beauty, was feeding chickens at the door. Cited from The Complete Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Queen Louisa was at this time thirty years of age and in the flower of that noble matronly beauty which bespoke a pure and exalted being. Cited from The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2), by John Holland Rose
  • Although she had certainly passed that great female climacteric, forty, a stately presence, white skin, abundant hair, and good features treated artistically, gave her still a certain claim to matronly beauty. Cited from The Italians, by Frances Elliot
  • Because of her rather short figure, she appeared at her best when she was sitting, and now, with her large, tightly laced hips hidden beneath the table and her firm, jet-plastered bosom appearing above it, she presented a picture of calm and matronly beauty. Cited from Life and Gabriella, by Ellen Glasgow
  • Rapt in this gloomy self-commune, he heard not the light step that sought his side, till a tender arm was thrown around him, and a face in which sweet temper and pure thought had preserved to matronly beauty all the bloom of youth, looked up smilingly to his own. Cited from Last of the Barons, by Lytton, Book 5
  • His motions were feeble, and he spoke little, except when he answered the prattle of his grandchildren, or asked a question of his daughter, who sate beside him, matured in matronly beauty, or of Colonel Everard who stood behind. Cited from Woodstock; or, The Cavalier, by Sir Walter Scott
  • Sibyll started in surprise, and gazed long before she recognized the features of her hostess; for the dame of Longueville had been still, when Sibyll was a child at the court, renowned for matronly beauty, and the change was greater than the lapse of years could account for. Cited from Last of the Barons, by Lytton, Book 3