For fives years currently, we’ve watched love, heartache, and also scandal, both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey. As we head into the series’ last season, let’s take a moment to pay respect to the true star of the show: the Dowager clapback. Here are some of Lady Grantham’s ideal quotes, confirming that no one is safe from the sass of a Countess.

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When Someone Needs to be Taken Down a Notch

“Does it ever before acquire cold on the ethical high ground?” 

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Episode 6.1, to Isobel Crawley after suggesting about the restructure of a local hospital.

If Someone Questions You

Isobel: “How you hate to be wrong.”Dowager: “I wouldn’t know, I’m not acquainted via the sensation.”

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Episode 4.5, once Isobel tells the Dowager she has actually wrongly accsupplied a servant of stealing.

When Someone Plays the Martyr

“I wonder your halo doesn’t grow heavy, it have to be like wearing a tiara round the clock.”

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Episode 4.4, to Isobel after she convinced her into hiring an unemployed young regional as an assistant gardener.

When You Want Someone to Tell a White Lie

Dr. Clark: “You want me to lie?” Dowager: “Lie is so unmusical a word.”

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Episode 3.5, once trying to convince Dr. Clarkboy of lying to the Lord and Lady of Grantham around being able to save Sybil.

Explaining the Difference Between Class and also Crass

“Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.”

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Demonstrating Tough Love

“You are a woguy with a brain and reasonable ability. Soptimal whining and uncover somepoint to carry out.”

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When Someone is Underdressed at a Dinner Party

“Oh, I’m so sorry. I thought you were a waiter.”


Episode 3.2 to Robert, dressed in a black tie and white shirt at dinner instead of his formal evening-dress shirt and white tie.

Sage Advice on Staying High Brow

“Don’t be defeatist, dear, it’s extremely middle class.”

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Episode 2.8, to Edith as she is arvarying wedding presents for Mary and also wonders if she will certainly ever get married or just remain the "maiden aunt."

How to Bid Someone a Suitable Goodbye

Sir Richard: “I doubt we’ll satisfy again.” Dowager: “Do you promise?”
Episode 2.8, to Ricdifficult Carlisle, tabloid publisher and previous fiancé of Mary, once he exits their lives for excellent.

On Giving Compliments

Isobel: “I take that as a compliment.” Dowager: “I should have sassist it wrong.”

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Episode 1.4, taking a jab at Isobel once aobtain.

On Fopower Policy

“One can’t go to pieces at the death of eexceptionally foreigner. We’d all be in a continuous state of collapse whenever before we opened up a newspaper.”

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Episode 1.3, to Cora on the unfortunate death of Turkish diplomat, Kemal Pamuk, in their house.

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