Part of speech: adjective

Befitting a maiden; gentle; modest.

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Usage examples "maidenly":

  1. All her maidenly pride stood up at once. - "The Short Works of George Meredith", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. Yes, Di, my love, I pledge myself to bring that about, without compromise to your maidenly pride or the dignity of a Paget. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
  3. Some feeling of maidenly reserve had led her to take this step. - "The Measure of a Man", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.