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The Age of Innocence
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matriarch
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The Age of Innocence
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  • He knew, of course, that whatever man dared (within Fifth Avenue’s limits) that old Mrs. Manson Mingott, the Matriarch of the line, would dare.

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  • She is the matriarch of the extended family.
  • Viola Buckner, an island matriarch and an important bridge in the tenuous relationship between blacks and whites on the island, left home during the summer for an operation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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