Oscar Wilde quote about women from The Importance of Being Earnest - I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister.
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I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister.
 Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). copy citation

Context

“Have you told Gwendolen yet that you have an excessively pretty ward who is only just eighteen?
jack. Oh! one doesn't blurt these things out to people. Cecily and Gwendolen are perfectly certain to be extremely great friends. I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister.
Algernon. Women only do that when they have called each other a lot of other things first. Now, my dear boy, if we want to get a good table at Willis's, we really must go and dress. Do you know it is nearly seven?” source

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