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  • In 'The Bride Who Suffered Ill-Fortune', a well-dowered daughter who had married into a wealthy family in a distant land, gathered her few remaining belongings and returned home in shame after her in-laws spent her dowry following their bankruptcy.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • The family at the Manse of Knocktarlitie, in their own quiet happiness, heard of the well-dowered and beautiful Lady Staunton resuming her place in the fashionable world.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • In those moments, happy as a bird with its mate, she would show me what she had of vivacity, of mirth, of originality in her well-dowered nature.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Justine Marie, the daughter of rich parents, at a time when his own worldly prospects were such as to justify his aspiring to a well-dowered hand.

    Villette

  • The maid, though not so well-dowered as our parents would have liked, was wellborn and not too poor, so they had given way with a good grace.

    The Praise Singer

  • Oma, the well-dowered daughter, of a far-sailing sea master, Gorm again whispered and hoped.

    Witch World

  • Charles was still formally betrothed to the French Princess Charlotte, and was inclining to substitute for both the well-dowered Infanta Isabella

    England under the Tudors

  • If the well-dowered republican maid is often ambitious of union with a scion of the old European nobility, the usually needy

    William of Germany

  • She was popular with everybody, even with the mothers of marriageable daughters, for, in spite of her wealth and beauty, her notorious peculiarities made her negligible as a rival to plainer and less well-dowered girls.

    The Sheik

  • He had already had thoughts of the fair and well-dowered Agnes, but he knew 'twas hopeless unless he was reconciled to Arran.

    Border Ghost Stories

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