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12 Reasons The Dowager Countess Is Your Fairy Sass Mother

Any Downton Abbey fan knows that the Dowager Countess gets all the best lines.

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1. She offers straightforward dating advice.

2. She somehow manages to be lovable and snobby at the same time.

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3. Sometimes she doesn't even need words.

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One sassy look is worth a thousand comebacks.

4. She gives the best pep talks.

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5. Her accent makes everything sound classy, even when it's an insult.

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6. She puts her granddaughters in their place.

7. She knows how to strike a deal.

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Lord Robert Grantham: "I'll do it on one condition - no, two. First, Matthew must agree. you will both admit it when you realize you were wrong."

8. She understands the power of women.

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You do you, Violet.

9. Not even inanimate objects can escape her sharp tongue.

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10. She considers all her options.

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11. She gives her son excellent constructive criticism.

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It's tough love.

12. She has mastered the art of the backhanded compliment.

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You don't mess with Violet.

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