Indeed, the same dark question often rose into her mind with reference to the whole race of womanhood
He fancied it his long-lost sister Europa, now grown to womanhood
, coming to make him happy, and to repay him with her sweet sisterly affection, for all those weary wonderings in quest of her since he left King Agenor's palace--for the tears that he had shed, on parting with Phoenix, and Cilix, and Thasus--for the heart-breakings that had made the whole world seem dismal to him over his dear mother's grave.
Here Madame de la Rocheaimard whiled away the close of a varied and troubled life; if not in absolute peace, still not in absolute misery, while her grand-daughter grew into young womanhood
, a miracle of goodness and pious devotion to her sole surviving parent.
He was not wrong in thinking that a change had come over Hetty: the anxieties and fears of a first passion, with which she was trembling, had become stronger than vanity, had given her for the first time that sense of helpless dependence on another's feeling which awakens the clinging deprecating womanhood
even in the shallowest girl that can ever experience it, and creates in her a sensibility to kindness which found her quite hard before.
Large buffalo-skins trimmed around the edges with red cloth cut into festoons, covered the back of the sleigh, and were spread over its bottom and drawn up around the feet of the travellers - one of whom was a man of middle age and the other a female just entering upon womanhood
No sooner was Guasconti alone in his chamber than the image of Beatrice came back to his passionate musings, invested with all the witchery that had been gathering around it ever since his first glimpse of her, and now likewise imbued with a tender warmth of girlish womanhood
Nonetheless she was very far advanced in life, and her relations with Jeffrey Aspern had occurred in her early womanhood
She felt quite sufficient confidence in her own womanhood
to carry her through any difficulty which might arise.
Her young womanhood
had, I knew, been spent in rough scenes and under strange conditions.
Being graceful and interesting, standing moreover on the momentary threshold of womanhood
, her appearance drew down upon her some sly regards from loungers in the streets of Chaseborough; hence, though sometimes her journey to the town was made independently, she always searched for her fellows at nightfall, to have the protection of their companionship homeward.
The duplicity of Ministers, the treachery of mankind, the insult to womanhood
, the setback to civilization, the ruin of her life's work, the feelings of her father's daughter--all these topics were discussed in turn, and the office was littered with newspaper cuttings branded with the blue, if ambiguous, marks of her displeasure.
There is a noble and lofty pathos in the close of Caponsacchi's statement, an artless and manly break from his self-control throughout, that seems to me the last possible effect in its kind; and Pompilia's story holds all of womanhood
in it, the purity, the passion, the tenderness, the helplessness.
She had grown to young womanhood
a cold and heartless creature, daughter of a thousand other cold, heartless, beautiful women who had never known love.
Tall and elegantly slim, there was yet something in the graceful lines of her figure which reminded him forcibly that the days of her womanhood
had indeed arrived.
she said; and pride in him and in her own womanhood
was in her voice.