matronly figure

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  • Lily called to mind vividly the lines on her mother's face, her matronly figure. Cited from By the Light of the Soul, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The girl's semi-German parentage showed in her complexion and high-bosomed, matronly figure, although she was so young. Cited from The Debtor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He looked as if he were about to shut the door when a woman's voice was heard within speaking to him and the next moment the door was opened wide and he gave way as a matronly figure came forward and stood in the archway. Cited from Santa Claus's Partner, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • She was of the same curly-haired, square-faced type as Mary, but handsomer, with more delicacy of feature, a pale skin, a solid matronly figure, and a remarkable firmness of glance. Cited from Middlemarch, by George Eliot[#1]
  • The shapely lady, with her queenly ways, her vivacity, her graceful adaptiveness to persons and circumstances, was sharply contrasted with the matronly figure, homely manners, and unresponsive mind of his wife. Cited from Sevenoaks, by J. G. Holland
  • The sea moaned eerily on the sand-bar, sorrowful even in spring, but a sly, jovial wind came piping down the red harbour road along which Miss Cornelia's comfortable, matronly figure was making its way towards the village of Glen St. Mary. Cited from Rainbow Valley, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The girls in gay caps and scarfs, the boys in sweaters and mackinaws of every conceivable hue, with here and there a plump, matronly figure in a plush coat or a tiny fellow in scarlet, made a picture of life and brilliancy worthy of an artist's finest skill. Cited from Christmas Stories And Legends, by Various