maidenlike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj maidenlike befitting or characteristic of a maiden "a maidenly blush"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Maidenlike Like a maiden; modest; coy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • maidenlike Like a maid; modest.
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Usage

In literature:

His eyes rested on the pure outline of her maidenlike face, and he was silent for a moment.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

Then I remembered one myself had made,
What time I watched the swallow winging south
From mine own land, part made long since, and part
Now while I sang, and maidenlike as far
As I could ape their treble, did I sing.
"The Princess (part 4)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson