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  • At their center, Max glimpsed Dame Mala, the matriarch of her clan.†   (source)
  • The wounding of their matriarch seemed to take the fight out of the Reardens, who retreated, carrying the big woman.†   (source)
  • Père Lafontant's wife, Mamito, the matriarch of Zanmi Lasante, had supervised a home improvement project, distributing materials that Tom White had paid for and quietly arranging for the reconstruction of the worst of the dwellings.†   (source)
  • I have no doubt that Smeagol's grandmother was a matriarch, a great person in her way, but to talk of her possessing many Elven-rings was absurd, and as for giving them away, it was a lie.†   (source)
  • On the surface, Belle remained the cool and focused prairie matriarch.†   (source)
  • Grandmother was the matriarch and had led an exemplary life; Third Sister had accomplished nothing.†   (source)
  • Doña Zaida, once a formidable matriarch who ruled her eight sons by a resolute jealousy, spent long afternoons watching novelas on television and perfuming her thickening wrists.†   (source)
  • In one of the best houses of the village Mrs. Hudson, the matriarch, was pleased that a vicar was again in residence.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She is the Great Matriarch of Rowan and has been here since it was established.†   (source)
  • "But YaYa's too old," said Max aloud, puzzling over how the sphere would fit on Rowan's Matriarch.†   (source)
  • I did not know the Great Matriarch could have one.†   (source)
  • It was YaYa, the Great Matriarch of Rowan.†   (source)
  • Because you are the Great Matriarch of Rowan.†   (source)
  • "Carrots," and tears trickled down the cheeks of the matriarch.†   (source)
  • There is a bear loose in the church," said Mrs. Hudson, the matriarch, to T. P., the elder.†   (source)
  • Aunt Wee had taken Mamaw's place as the family matriarch: She put out the fires, hosted family gatherings, and kept us all from breaking apart.†   (source)
  • Who is the Great Matriarch?†   (source)
  • She became the matriarch of seven strong-willed children but hobbled until the end of her life in tiny shoes, walking like a slim penguin on short stilts.†   (source)
  • The round of parties began as scheduled the following day and our social odyssey was initiated, of course, at the home of the patriarch and matriarch of the clan.†   (source)
  • And no group systematically abuses young women more cruelly than mothers-in-law, who serve as household matriarchs in much of the world and take charge of disciplining the younger women.†   (source)
  • As the Great Matriarch of Rowan, however, she's the one you'll have to answer to if she hears you're shirking your tasks.†   (source)
  • He found the old matriarch sitting very straight by her fire, her breath coming in short gasps, and he knew her well enough by now to guess that Mrs. Hudson was more upset than ill.†   (source)
  • They had patriarchs and matriarchs but they had no prince before him.†   (source)
  • When she shopped (there were twenty stores in Jefferson now) she unbent without even getting out of the carriage, gracious and assured and talking the most complete nonsense, voluble, speaking her bright set meaningless phrases out of the part which she had written for herself, of the duchess peripatetic with property soups and medicines among a soilless and uncompelled peasantry—a woman who, if she had had the fortitude to bear sorrow and trouble, might have risen to actual stardom in the role of the matriarch arbitrating from the fireside corner of a crone the pride and destiny of her family, instead of turning at the last to the youngest member of it and asking her to protect the others.†   (source)
  • a hundred years of careful nurturing, perhaps not by blood, not even Coldfield blood, but certainly by the tradition in which Thomas Sutpen's ruthless will had carved a niche) to pass through the soft insulated and unscathed cocoon stages: bud, served prolific queen, then potent and soft-handed matriarch of old age's serene and well-lived content—Judith handicapped by what in me was a few years' ignorance but which in her was ten generations of iron prohibition, who had not learned that first principle of penury which is to scrimp and save for the sake of scrimping and saving, who (and abetted by Clytie) would cook twice what we could eat an†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That day she had been the unsuitable young woman threatening the family security of a disapproving matriarch.†   (source)
  • Now it was my mother's turn to play the disapproving matriarch while a foolish son brought her a dangerously unsuitable young woman.†   (source)
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