Noun(1) a married woman (usually middle-aged with children(2) a wardress in a prison(3) a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
(1) Her voice is squeaky and wobbly, the voice of a dithering matron , not a singer; her timing is distracted and irregular.(2) The next cut shows us Susan, in prison for attempting to skip her cab fare, taking a light from the prison matron and blowing the smoke defiantly straight back into her face.(3) She died in America in 1773, a respectable matron aged thirty-eight.(4) In 1843 the gaol had a governor, two turnkeys and two guards but no matron for female prisoners until 1850 when the second stage of the gaol was completed.(5) Her head was always filled with silly dreams of becoming a wealthy and respected matron , playing bridge with the Astors and acquiring Baroque art.(6) At 65 years of age, having only ever taken three days off work due to sickness, the matron has a lot to be thankful for and is certainly well deserving of a rest.(7) Yet if she marries two of the men for life, she will become the matron of a state prison.(8) Later, she is presented as a rather dowdy vestal virgin or as an elegant but staid matron demurely working on her embroidery.(9) Police were called in to control the thousands of Chinese-Americans eager to simply tour the home of the legendary matron who played such a pivotal role in almost a century of Chinese history.(10) Near the end, there is a sudden reversal of our ideas about the matron and her husband, but it is both maudlin and unconvincing.(11) Although attending a fee-paying school, she lives with her mother, the matron of the YWCA hostel they live in.(12) The matron addressed those who worked so hard for the good cause and she said by way of thank you she treated the committee and staff to a fine meal and all had a very pleasant evening.(13) she had been matron of a Belgian Hospital(14) He then acquired a harmonica of his own and drove the matron crazy.(15) The boarding school matron as sex symbol is alive and well.(16) The matron of the nursing home, Sister Theonilla, is also in the picture.
1. matron ::
2. mother ::
3. nurse ::
4. feme covert ::
5. lady ::
6. ruling lady ::
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