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14th May '16 10:52:52 PM nombretomado
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* On ''MadMen'', Mona in her appearances, and Mrs. Francis in season 4, are examples.

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* On ''MadMen'', ''Series/MadMen'', Mona in her appearances, and Mrs. Francis in season 4, are examples.
23rd Apr '16 3:45:12 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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*** A number of her female ancestors fit the trope as well given her stories about them doing things such as defneding thier house form a mob or organizing a formal dinner during the middle of a battle.
20th Apr '16 7:56:04 PM PaulA
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* The Comtesse de Tournay in ''Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}'' is a stiffly dignified old lady.



* The Comtesse de Tournay in ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel'' (and in the [[Film/TheScarletPimpernel film]] of it, too) is a stiffly dignified old lady, implacably opposed to Marguerite -- but forced by the Prince Regent to acknowledge her nonetheless.

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* The Comtesse de Tournay in ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel'' (and in the [[Film/TheScarletPimpernel film]] of it, too) is a stiffly dignified old lady, implacably opposed to Marguerite -- but forced by the Prince Regent to acknowledge her nonetheless.
6th Apr '16 4:51:13 PM Adeon
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*** A number of her female ancestors fit the trope as well given her stories about them doing things such as defneding thier house form a mob or organizing a formal dinner during the middle of a battle.
5th Apr '16 4:19:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* [[HenpeckedHusband John]]'s wife Killjoy Margaret from ''Disney/Fantasia2000''.
7th Mar '16 12:27:55 AM Doug86
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* As a natural corollary of the previous entry, "Domina" of ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' is a direct adaptation of the Roman original.

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* As a natural corollary of the previous entry, "Domina" of ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' is a direct adaptation of the Roman original.
11th Jan '16 5:14:18 PM Bissek
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Lady Alys Vorpatril]] is an example of the heroic Grande Dame. As chief social mover and shaker of the planet Barrayar, '''very''' insistent on Things Being Done Properly and a stickler for Protocol, but definitely on the side of the good guys.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Lady Alys Vorpatril]] is an example of the heroic Grande Dame. As chief social mover and shaker of the planet Barrayar, '''very''' insistent on Things Being Done Properly and a stickler for Protocol, but definitely on the side of the good guys. Villains tend to disregard her because she has no official political power, only to learn to their regret that she has a lot of behind-the-scenes power, due to the fact that she's been the chief social mover and shaker of Barrayar for thirty years, and as a direct result of this knows '''everybody'''.
5th Jan '16 4:04:00 PM jamespolk
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* Nora Charles' formidable Aunt Katherine in ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]''.

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* Nora Charles' formidable Aunt Katherine in ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]''.''Film/AfterTheThinMan'', who is appalled that Nora has married someone as common as a former detective.
5th Jan '16 8:00:30 AM NeonFox
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* Jamison Rook's mother in the Series/{{Castle}} tie-in novels is referred to as the "Grande [[{{Pun}} Damn]]".
31st Dec '15 8:31:26 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Albert Herring'' has Lady Billows, a fiercely Puritanical and exacting old solon who sings in florid Handelian coloratura.

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* ''Albert Herring'' ''Theatre/AlbertHerring'' has Lady Billows, a fiercely Puritanical and exacting old solon who sings in florid Handelian coloratura.
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