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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LADYLIKE

Her slight figure might not be beautiful, but beyond doubt its lines were ladylike.

In it dwelt a gentlemanly elderly man with two ladylike daughters.

Course, you wouldn't expect him to have any gentle, ladylike voice, and he don't.

When the people were gentlemanly and ladylike, they became great bores.

"I ain't as ladylike as you," said Henderson, in his tender way.

In all of these positions, Clotelle sustained herself in a most ladylike manner.

"Most ladylike," he muttered, squinting through the bandages.

But do you think you have treated Mrs. Martin in a ladylike way?

Her one desire seemed to be to be ladylike and to go with the best people.

It is not seemly; and, if feminine, is at any rate not ladylike.

WORD ORIGIN

also lady-like, 1580s; see lady + like. Middle English had ladily "queenly, exalted" (late 14c.).

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