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She wondered as she regarded some of the grizzled women in the room, mere mechanical contrivances sewing seams and grinding out, with heads bended over their work, tales of imagined or real girlhood happiness, past drunks, the baby at home, and unpaid wages.
She did not know it, but that good old fashion of simplicity made the plain gowns pretty, and the grace of unconsciousness beautified their little wearer with the charm that makes girlhood sweetest to those who truly love and reverence it.
The whole world bloomed in a flush and tremor of maiden loveliness, instinct with all the evasive, fleeting charm of spring and girlhood and young morning.
In later days, under the care of her mother's friend, her girlhood had passed so harmlessly and so happily--it seemed as if the sleeping passions might sleep forever
She had a little pilgrimage to make on this last day of her girlhood and she must make it alone.
Her mold was the prejudices and notions of her girlhood and the house she lived in.
The simple illusions of her girlhood are gone, and my hand has stripped them off.
I am writing these lines in the solitude of my own room, long after midnight, having just come back from a stolen look at Laura in her pretty little white bed--the bed she has occupied since the days of her girlhood.
So the bud blossomed into a flower, and the year which saw her father the richest of the farmers left her as fair a specimen of American girlhood as could be found in the whole Pacific slope.
Through after-school clubs, programs and community workshops for girls and parents, Girls Empowerment Network (also known as GEN) supports and guides girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood.
The show aims to brings back the innocence of 1970s girlhood when teenagers navigated the world without mobile phones or the internet.
While cleaning out Jessie's desk, Claire finds journals that tell long-buried secrets of Jessie's western girlhood.