matronly

All Adverb Adjective
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  • Martha was her one sister -- married and ten years older than she and spaciously matronly. Cited from The Conflict, by David Graham Phillips
  • 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
  • I had no mother nor matronly friend to instruct me. Cited from Capitola The Madcap, by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • A servant came, who gave me to understand that the matronly lady was just returned by herself in the chariot. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • I cling to my good looks desperately now that I am growing matronly. Cited from The Irrational Knot, by George Bernard Shaw
  • She was a very lovely young woman, with an indescribable matronly air about her that spoke of the mother. Cited from The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 355, October 16, 1886, by Various
  • 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
  • Some good matronly woman in a porkpie hat to mother him. Cited from Ulysses, by James Joyce
  • In its place there was a touch of matronly care and affection, more natural, and far more pleasing. Cited from Elinor Wyllys, by Susan Fenimore Cooper
  • "But?" and the kind dark eyes studied the gentle, matronly face. Cited from Lanier of the Cavalry, by Charles King
  • Moira has been shown to appear as an old, matronly woman to women and a young, attractive woman to men.
  • Besides, she always dressed quiet and sort of matronly. Cited from Torchy As A Pa, by Sewell Ford
  • Her matronly fame was trodden under all men's feet. Cited from The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Her matronly beauty was the wonder and praise of the community. Cited from At Last, by Marion Harland
  • 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
  • Here it has a maturer and more matronly look, but with no less sweetness. Cited from Correggio, by Estelle M. Hurll
  • Charlie was also criticized for making his client look both matronly and crazy at the same time.
  • She was no older than Dilly, but she had seemed matronly in her teens. Cited from Tiverton Tales, by Alice Brown
  • "Perhaps at the matronly dignity with which you have been laying down the law." Cited from Fated to Be Free, by Jean Ingelow
  • I even half fancy that he is joking me, and can hardly believe that my matronly air should have quite won his youthful heart. Cited from Dream Life, by Donald G. Mitchell
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