What does the word maidenly mean?

Usage examples for maidenly

  1. All her maidenly pride stood up at once. – The Short Works of George Meredith by 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 by M. E. Braddon
  3. Some feeling of maidenly reserve had led her to take this step. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr