woman of the world


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woman of the world

n. pl. women of the world
A sophisticated, worldly woman.

wom′an of the world′


n.
a sophisticated woman who has had much experience of the world.
[1570–80]
References in classic literature ?
As I walked by her side that May morning, I was only conscious of her voice and her exquisite girlhood; for though she talked with the APLOMB of a woman of the world, a passionate candour and simple ardour in her manner would have betrayed her, had her face not plainly declared her the incarnation of twenty.
Always mature for her age, she had gained a certain aplomb in both carriage and conversation, which made her seem more of a woman of the world than she was, but her old petulance now and then showed itself, her strong will still held its own, and her native frankness was unspoiled by foreign polish.
The approaching marriage of this woman of the world with such an unworldly man as Mr.