One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Queen Victoria's effigy, in various stages of queenliness, stands at many points in the metropolis.’
- ‘And let the last word quoted here be one of Elizabeth's own, illustrative of her strangely mingled temperament of queenliness and insolence.’
- ‘The set of her head at downstage left and the slight angle of the jaw conveyed queenliness and deadly resolve.’
- ‘Mary graduates from a tense, haunted guilt about her role in the murder of Darnley to a radiant, assured queenliness in the spiritual honesty and dignity with which she faces death.’
- ‘As Matthew Woodcock points out, there have been many studies of queenliness in Spenser's The Faerie Queene, but very few that made sense of the poet's use of fairy.’
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