matronly

Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a matron.

Part of speech: noun

Matronhood.

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Usage examples "matronly":

  1. She was younger than he, yet her acquired calmness had given her a matronly air and made her the one to assume protection and a gentle way of giving. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
  2. " I thought you might have a headache, you look so pale," she says, with a matronly air. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  3. 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", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.