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‘Woman’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Woman’ as a noun.


“Jane, I congratulate you. You will be a very happy woman.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


What was he keeping secret? Was he keeping tryst with somebody, and was it a woman?

From ‘Weir of Hermiston’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.


“He could not do worse: he ruined his health and his estate amongst the worst men and the worst women.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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To my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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