Effeminately

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Effeminately By means of a woman; by the power or art of a woman. "Effeminately vanquished."
    • Effeminately In an effeminate or womanish manner; weakly; softly; delicately. "Proud and effeminately gay."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • effeminately In an effeminate manner; womanishly; weakly.
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Quotations

  • Edgar Quinet
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    “An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.”

Usage

In literature:

These were not the acts of an effeminate kingdom.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
Some of the women were beautiful; most of the men were too slight of build, almost effeminate.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Anything suggestive of luxurious ease is interpreted by them as effeminate.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Efficiency of production they have learned; efficiency of life they still consider an effeminate hobby.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
No effeminate straps about these!
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
He was very effeminate, and with his hair worn long, looked more like a girl than a boy of sixteen.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Then I thought he was effeminate.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
Shortly the maid showed in a slim young fellow of a somewhat effeminate type.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Effemination finds more victims among the wealthy and the educated than among the poor and uneducated.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
Too much of their company will render us effeminate, and infallibly stamp upon us many signatures of the female nature.
"Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World" by Anonymous
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In news:

Nate Silver Mocks Accusation He's Too ' Effeminate ' to Analyze Polls.
Local College Men Have No Fear of Growing Effeminate .
Virulently antigay North Carolina preacher Sean Harris took a half-step away from comments he made on Sunday where he told his congregation to attack young boys who act effeminate.
Dance music's Achilles' heel has always been its shameless, effeminate release.
There's nothing like an emotional Internet post about Britney Spears by an effeminate young man wearing perfectly applied eyeliner to bring out the haters.
as the oddly effeminate Kim Jong-Un, squat son and successor of Korean dictator dad 'Dear Leader.
Everything you'd ever want to know about Momus -- the effeminate, eye-patched, Scottish -born composer, singer, and essayist -- is available for your perusal.
Picture a more manly (without the mascara and the effeminate affectation) Captain Jack Sparrow drawing up passing plays on the deck of the Good Ship Coug It.
Nate Silver Mocks Accusation He's Too 'Effeminate' to Analyze Polls.
But don't slap him in the face for being effeminate.
Sumner Elementary School is getting effeminate this weekend.
Also, Jesus states, "Effeminates will not enter the Kingdom of heaven".
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