maidenlike


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Adj.1.Maidenlike - befitting or characteristic of a maidenmaidenlike - befitting or characteristic of a maiden; "a maidenly blush"
feminine - associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition"
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Ever and anon there gleamed across the young man's mind a sense of wonder that he should be walking side by side with the being who had so wrought upon his imagination, whom he had idealized in such hues of terror, in whom he had positively witnessed such manifestations of dreadful attributes,--that he should be conversing with Beatrice like a brother, and should find her so human and so maidenlike. But such reflections were only momentary; the effect of her character was too real not to make itself familiar at once.
'maidenlike character')', 'zumir bas+ ti' (pende) meaning 'servant of God'; zas bala+ li meaning 'with a little child', teren oi+li meaning 'profound thinker' etc.
"The knight is a man of blood and iron," Lewis writes, "a man familiar with the sight of smashed faces and the ragged stumps of lopped-off limbs; he is also a demure, almost a maidenlike, guest in hall, a gentle, modest unobtrusive man" (13).