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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAIDENLY

Viviette alone in her maidenly splendour, he could have fought it down.

I love thee too, but I think it not maidenly to kiss thee till I'm asked.

But the grey in this case was not so pure, nor were the straightness and the slenderness so maidenly.

Who looked with contempt on girls and disdained their maidenly advances!

"Oh, Rupert," with a moan of maidenly horror, and conscious incompetence.

And where was the knight who should claim her innocent and maidenly heart?

(p. 173) "And as good as she was wild—as maidenly as she was pure."

The maidenly month of April makes little difference to us here.

Her maidenly instinct—perhaps her duty to another—took the alarm.

Color has not yet come into her maidenly days, nor violence of opinion into her womanly years.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from maiden (n.) + -ly (1).

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