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a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected

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23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 19th annual Les Grandes Dames International Senior Women's Tennis Tournament presented by Tail Activewear, celebrated 5 days of action-packed matches at BallenIsles Country Club's state-of-the-art Sports Complex.
The 54 metre Holland designed Perini Navi ketch Parsitat III took out the Grandes Dames des Mers class ahead of Panthalassa andAxia and in the Elegantes class the Hoek 42 metre schooner This Is Us outclassed second place-getter Blue Too with Windcrest third.
She has the right big, plummy sound for this role, and a feeling for the portamento that makes the music for Strauss's grandes dames seem to float effortlessly in space sometimes.
Two grandes dames of Russian ballet--the Maryinsky and Bolshoi Theaters--are showing their age, and both are scheduled for face-lifts.
Old Books in the Old World is the fifth book of memoirs these grandes dames of the antiquarian bookselling world have written.
One of these precocious grandes dames seemed to have gray streaks dyed into her hair, the better to appeal subliminally to the certain age of the de la Renta freaks identifying with girls who looked like their daughters dressed like their mothers, without a trace of irony.
BallenIsles Country Club will host the Les Grandes Dames International Senior Women's Tennis Tournament at its new $26 million Sports Complex which incorporates a 22-court tennis complex complete with an exhibition tennis court and stadium seating.
In the 19th century, Romantic pictorialists like the Victorian grandes dames Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Hawarden reveled in the camera's power to transform real-life objects and people into gauzy painterly fantasia, as if through the agency of the most recent technology the School of Giorgione could be magically resuscitated, its thick atmosphere of reverie transferred seamlessly to the photographic print.
Passage et defi reussis de cet orchestre qui a notamment pour but de perenniser la memoire des plus grandes dames qui ont marque de leur genie la musique classique algerienne, a l'image de Fadila Dziria, Maalma Yamna, Meriem Fekkai, Cheikha Tetma-