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20th Feb '18 4:44:03 AM Divra
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* In ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'', Aunt Tranter is an old maid, though she's referred to as Mrs. Tranter (at the time, it was common to refer to unmarried women past a certain age as Mrs. as a oourtesy), who is a kindly woman and satisfied with her lot in life. She adores her niece Ernestina and she's a very good mistress to her servants. She's particularly fond of and even motherly to Mary (her servant girl).

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* In ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'', Aunt Tranter is an old maid, though she's referred to as Mrs. Tranter (at the time, it was common to refer to unmarried women past a certain age as Mrs. as a oourtesy), courtesy), who is a kindly woman and satisfied with her lot in life. She adores her niece Ernestina and she's a very good mistress to her servants. She's particularly fond of and even motherly to Mary (her servant girl).
20th Feb '18 4:42:02 AM Divra
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* In ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'', Aunt Tranter is an old maid, though she's referred to as Mrs. Tranter, who is a kindly woman and satisfied with her lot in life. She adores her niece Ernestina and she's a very good mistress to her servants. She's particularly fond of and even motherly to Mary (her servant girl).

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* In ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'', Aunt Tranter is an old maid, though she's referred to as Mrs. Tranter, Tranter (at the time, it was common to refer to unmarried women past a certain age as Mrs. as a oourtesy), who is a kindly woman and satisfied with her lot in life. She adores her niece Ernestina and she's a very good mistress to her servants. She's particularly fond of and even motherly to Mary (her servant girl).
16th Feb '18 5:09:56 PM XFllo
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* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Elizabeth Bennet jokes that she will one day be a maiden aunt to Jane’s children.
7th Dec '17 1:59:05 PM roxana
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* The title character in Patrick Dennis' ''Literature/AuntieMame'' is a notable subversion of the trope.

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* The title character in Patrick Dennis' ''Literature/AuntieMame'' is a notable subversion of the trope. Mame is a lot of things but 'maidenly' is not among them.
27th Nov '17 2:28:12 PM tv1995
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* Alluded to in an episode of ''Series/FullerHouse''. Stephanie, seeing both DJ and Kimmy sporting post-kiss goofy grins while herself sorting socks, comments with this trope almost verbatim. Although she being 35 is in no way or shape being old, and [[ReallyGetsAround she is definitely not a maiden]], just haven't been married yet.

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* Alluded to in an episode of ''Series/FullerHouse''. Stephanie, seeing both DJ and Kimmy sporting post-kiss goofy grins while herself sorting socks, comments with this trope almost verbatim. Although she being 35 is in no way or shape being old, and [[ReallyGetsAround she is definitely not a maiden]], just haven't been married yet. She doesn't have children but turns out to mostly be because she can't.
23rd Nov '17 11:33:40 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] introduces herself to the [[TheAlcatraz Belle Reve]] prisoners by noting that "I am not your mother, your maiden aunt ''or'' your friend--''I'' an your [[TheWarden warden]] and ''you'' are my prisoners." When introducing [[TheShrink Dr. Hugo Strange]], who [[TheMole seems]] nicer, she adds, "He ''is'' your maiden aunt."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduces herself herself]] to the [[TheAlcatraz Belle Reve]] prisoners by noting that "I am not your mother, your maiden aunt ''or'' your friend--''I'' an your [[TheWarden warden]] and ''you'' are my prisoners." When introducing giving the floor to [[TheShrink Dr. Hugo Strange]], who [[TheMole seems]] nicer, she adds, sarcastically adds "He ''is'' your maiden aunt."
23rd Nov '17 11:32:14 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] introduces herself to the Belle Reve prisoners by noting that "I am not your mother, your maiden aunt ''or'' your friend." When introducing the [[TheMole apparently]] more sympathetic [[TheShrink Dr. Hugo Strange]], she adds, "He ''is'' your maiden aunt."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] introduces herself to the [[TheAlcatraz Belle Reve Reve]] prisoners by noting that "I am not your mother, your maiden aunt ''or'' your friend.friend--''I'' an your [[TheWarden warden]] and ''you'' are my prisoners." When introducing the [[TheMole apparently]] more sympathetic [[TheShrink Dr. Hugo Strange]], who [[TheMole seems]] nicer, she adds, "He ''is'' your maiden aunt."
20th Nov '17 5:44:29 PM frozen
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* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Elizabeth Bennet jokes that she will one day be a maiden aunt to Jane’s children.
20th Nov '17 9:14:00 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Creator/GeneKelly in ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'' has Aunt Susie, who is not old but has a young nephew who she takes care of.

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* Creator/GeneKelly in ''Film/AnchorsAweigh'' has Aunt Susie, who is not old but has a young nephew who she takes care of.
29th Oct '17 7:28:57 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Crystal Gryphon'', Joisan's aunt, Dame Math, entered a religious order after an ArrangedMarriage fell through upon the death of the groom. She left her order (but was still called 'Dame') after her brother was widowed, and ran his household for the rest of her life.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's Literature/WitchWorld novel ''The Crystal Gryphon'', Joisan's aunt, Dame Math, entered a religious order after an ArrangedMarriage fell through upon the death of the groom. She left her order (but was still called 'Dame') after her brother was widowed, and ran his household for the rest of her life.
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