What does the word matronly mean?

Usage examples for matronly

  1. " I thought you might have a headache, you look so pale," she says, with a matronly air. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  2. He was met at the station by his sister, a large, matronly woman who invariably set the world whizzing backward for Langmaid; so completely did she typify the contentment, the point of view of an age gone by. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
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