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9th May '16 2:03:24 AM XFllo
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** Marrianne Dashwood from ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', dashing and lively, described by the narrator as sensible and clever, but too eager in everything she does, both her sorrows and her joys. She is generous, amiable, interesting, but not prudent.
9th May '16 1:37:53 AM XFllo
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* Creator/GeorgetteHeyer used this trope in several books. One example is the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Frederica}}'', who at 24 is running her younger brother's estate and bringing up her younger siblings. As one character notes, "the girl has breeding," and knows how to act in polite society -- but when she's alone with Alverstoke, she peppers her conversations with boxing slang and other decidedly unfeminine references. Some of the tension in the book arises from her trying to flout what she considers stupid rules; for example, when she takes a walk alone with her dog instead of taking a maid with her.
** Sophy in ''Literature/TheGrandSophy'' is another example. She flouts conventions and has spirited quarrels with the bossy head of the house.
** Other examples include Amanda in ''The Sprig Muslin'', Deborah in ''Faro's Daughter'' and Phoebe in ''Sylvester''.

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* Creator/GeorgetteHeyer used this trope in several books. One example is the Creator/GeorgetteHeyer:
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protagonist of ''Literature/{{Frederica}}'', who at 24 is running her younger brother's estate and bringing up her younger siblings. As one character notes, "the girl has breeding," breeding", and knows how to act in polite society -- but when she's alone with Alverstoke, she peppers her conversations with boxing slang and other decidedly unfeminine references. Some of the tension in the book arises from her trying to flout what she considers stupid rules; for example, when she takes a walk alone with her dog instead of taking a maid with her.
** Sophy in ''Literature/TheGrandSophy'' is another example.''Literature/TheGrandSophy''. She flouts conventions and has spirited quarrels with the bossy head of the house.
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Deborah in ''Faro's Daughter'' and Daughter''
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Phoebe in ''Sylvester''.''Sylvester''
8th May '16 7:41:28 AM Lin_Mei_Wei
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** Sophy in ''Literature/TheGrandSophy'' is another example. She flouts conventions and has spirited quarrels with the bossy head of the house.
** Other examples include Amanda in ''The Sprig Muslin'', Deborah in ''Faro's Daughter'' and Phoebe in ''Sylvester''.
2nd Apr '16 11:23:24 PM DeathsApprentice
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* Angelica Schuyler Church from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' is definitely a ''lady'', but she's also very intelligent, opinionated, and able to hold her own against Alexander Hamilton. In contrast, her little sister Eliza is more of a ProperLady.
17th Jan '16 1:46:34 PM eowynjedi
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** [[SignatureLine Handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition]], Emma Woodhouse from ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' is a self-assured, intelligent, and snarky lady, and talented in many things like music or painting, though a bit of BrilliantButLazy. She loves long walks and is an excellent dancer. She isn't afraid of crossing swords with even Mr Knighley, who everybody looks up to, and importantly, she is capable of self-reflection and she can judge what is right or wrong in her character.

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** [[SignatureLine Handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition]], Emma Woodhouse from ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' is a self-assured, intelligent, and snarky lady, and talented in many things like music or painting, though a bit of BrilliantButLazy. She loves long walks and is an excellent dancer. She isn't afraid of crossing swords with even Mr Knighley, Knightley, who everybody looks up to, and importantly, she is capable of self-reflection and she can judge what is right or wrong in her character.character.
** Lousia Musgrove from ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' demonstrates that being spirited is one thing, but it's important to couple it with common safety sense. She's forthright and firm, and open in her liking for Wentworth, but insists on making a dangerous jump from stone steps against the urging of everyone present and sustains a serious head injury.
6th Jan '16 10:22:56 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Violet Baudelaire is a beautiful girl and her hobby is to [[WrenchWench invent and fix things]] and only [[CharacterTic wears a ribbon to tie her hair back and help her think]]. She's also the responsible TeamMom to her younger siblings and rescues them from time to time. She also can play the damsel in distress role occasionally, has romantic feelings for a boy, and her default attire is a purple dress. While she can forget her manners sometimes she is very polite on the whole and would occasionally disguise herself in an outfit where she would wear pants instead of a dress.
6th Jan '16 10:08:31 AM DaibhidC
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* Charlotte "Charley" Pollard, self-styled "Edwardian Adventuress" in the ''AudioDrama/BigFinishDoctorWho'' Eighth Doctor stories is a younger child of a wealthy stockbrocker who, when the Doctor first meets her, has {{Sweet Polly Oliver}}ed her way onto an airship crew, before becoming the Doctor's PluckyGirl companion.
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13th Nov '15 10:45:46 PM XFllo
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%%* Juliet Capulet from RomeoXJuliet spirited tomboyish and lively she has the elegance of a lady despite being RaisedAsTheOppossiteGender in fact her personality may be due to her upbringing



* The current Queen of England from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' was apparently this in her youth. She was even called a 'spirited young woman' by Alucard when he saw her again, now as an elderly woman.
* Juliet Capulet From RomeoXJuliet though admittedly raised poor she is a dukes daughter though she is a spirited and lively tomboy she also has the elegance of a lady

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%% * The current Queen of England from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' was apparently this a Spirited Young Lady in her youth. She was even called a 'spirited young woman' by Alucard when he saw her again, now as an elderly woman.
* Juliet Capulet From RomeoXJuliet though admittedly raised poor she is a dukes daughter though she is a spirited and lively tomboy she also has the elegance of a lady
woman.
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9th Nov '15 12:37:49 PM Polkaface99
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* ''Literature/HungryAsAWolf'' has Susannah Twohill, the mayor's daughter, who has been raised to be a proper young lady but still knows how to use a shotgun and stows away on a journey up to a zombie-infested gold mine to find her brother. She comports herself about as well as one would expect a civilian to when faced with a horde of the undead--that is, she's scared but ultimately holds her own.
25th Oct '15 7:38:30 PM romeoXjuliet
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