matronly dignity

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  • In her last days she presents a true picture of matronly dignity. Cited from Life And Times Of Washington, V2, by Schroeder, &c
  • It was too old for her both in fashion and material, but it gave her a gentle, almost matronly dignity, which became her. Cited from Robert Elsmere, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "Perhaps at the matronly dignity with which you have been laying down the law." Cited from Fated to Be Free, by Jean Ingelow
  • What an exquisite old house!' he said, turning to her, and feeling through all his critical sense the difference between the gentle matronly dignity of the one sister and the young self-assertion of the other. Cited from Robert Elsmere, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She arose, advanced to the witness-stand, received the oath, and took her chair with a matronly dignity and kindly grace that aroused the sympathy and admiration of all who saw her. Cited from Burnham Breaker, by Homer Greene
  • The character of Queen Katherine is the most perfect delineation of matronly dignity, sweetness, and resignation, that can be conceived. Cited from Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, Wm. Hazlitt
  • She was tall and broad, was Mother Mayberry, and in her walk was left much of the lissome strength of her girlhood to lighten the matronly dignity of her carriage. Cited from The Road To Providence, by Maria Thompson Davies
  • Joyce consents to this proposal at last, and takes his offered arm; touching it, however, very gingerly, and looking straight before her, while he talks, with an air of matronly dignity and virtuous reserve. Cited from Hide and Seek, by Wilkie Collins
  • Matronly dignity was visible in every movement, and the charm of her manner lay, not in a youthful endeavor to be pleasing, but in the effort of age to please others, considering their wishes, and at the same time demanding consideration in return. Cited from An Egyptian Princess, by Georg Ebers, v1
  • She found the suspicion of any former indiscretion faded from all minds, and passing her time in the stately hospitalities of her lord's castles, conducted herself with a matronly dignity, that made him the envy of all the married chieftains in his neighborhood. Cited from The Scottish Chiefs, by Miss Jane Porter
  • There was with her no misgiving, no hesitation, no looking back, no regret; but always the unostentatious assertion of quiet, matronly dignity, the most queenly expression and unconscious affirmation of the 'divine right' of the wedded wife. Cited from George Eliot: A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy, Cooke