- I concealed him with that and a mail- sack, and stretched my head out to see what lioness stood in his path. - "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.
- I give you the plain fact for what it is worth: you would find her from the first a clever and determined adversary, a regular little lioness with her cub, and absolutely intolerant on that particular point. - "No Hero", E.W. Hornung.
- He trains her as a professional might train a lioness. - "The Branding Iron", Katharine Newlin Burt.