The act was so womanly
, so earthly womanly
, that though it stung my pride it also warmed my heart with a feeling of companionship; it was good to know that someone else on Mars beside myself had human instincts of a civilized order, even though the manifestation of them was so painful and mortifying.
pride and her queenly dignity had both been so cruelly offended that she could not come round at the first advance; but, overpersuaded by the advice of her women, she at last had the appearance of beginning to forget.
Miss Darcy was tall, and on a larger scale than Elizabeth; and, though little more than sixteen, her figure was formed, and her appearance womanly
She mentioned it often, but with womanly
delicacy, if not with discretion.
I was the happy handkerchief that was thus favored, and long did I riot in that delightful odor, which was just strong enough to fill the air with sensations, rather than impressions of all that is sweet and womanly
in the female wardrobe.
He had never mentioned the locket to her again; too happy that she smiled at him--still happier because he observed in her a more subdued air, something that he interpreted as the growth of womanly
tenderness and seriousness.
Her mouth, at first sight, seemed only made for love; but, the instant that its muscles moved, every expression that womanly
dignity could utter played around it with the flexibility of female grace.
Yesterday evening you wrote me a very beautiful, womanly
letter, asking me for my help.
I say it was this fact that chiefly determined the strong effect she produced on me: for, in the abstract, no womanly
character could seem to have less affinity for that of a shrinking, romantic, passionate youth than Bertha's.
May Welland rose also; as they faced each other she seemed to grow in womanly
stature and dignity.
We were looking at one another and at these two children when there came into the room a very little girl, childish in figure but shrewd and older-looking in the face--pretty-faced too--wearing a womanly
sort of bonnet much too large for her and drying her bare arms on a womanly
sort of apron.
But, with the womanly
and courtierlike quickness and tact habitual to her, Anna Pavlovna wished both to rebuke him (for daring to speak he had done of a man recommended to the Empress) and at the same time to console him, so she said:
So I see, my dear," answered another voice, soft and womanly
True, I was near nineteen; but, thanks to my retired life and the protecting care of my mother and sister, I well knew that many a girl of fifteen, or under, was gifted with a more womanly
address, and greater ease and self-possession, than I was.
Way down underneath that frivolous exterior of yours you've got a dear, loyal, womanly