sex character

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sex character those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
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Usage

In literature:

Her character was being tested by the single decisive virtue exacted of her sex.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
The same pleasures act differently on different characters, especially on the differences of character that accompany difference of sex.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
It consists simply in asserting a specially religious character for her sex.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
It indicates a decisive and inflexible firmness of character, very unlike what is usually met with in her sex.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
In other cases of sex linked factors the character is the same in the two sexes.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
That is the character of the male sex.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Whether this biological theory stands or falls, it is certain that it squares with the present character of the sexes.
"The Women of Tomorrow" by William Hard
In many genera the sexes differ from one another in other characters also.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
For let us say at once that sex suits character.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
There are, doubtless, some exceptions in our sex that go far to retrieve our characters; but, alas!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
This appearance of many males showing a mutant character and the non-appearance of corresponding females is usual for sex-linked characters.
"Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
With most breeds of the fowl, the characters proper to each sex are transmitted to the same sex alone.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
It is curious that, in regard to the hair, the distinctive characters of the sexes should not always have been preserved.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
This practical courtesy to the sex is certainly an excellent point in the American character.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
I mean the love rivalry, with the especial emphasis of the sex character.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
Each principal character failed to marry the person of the opposite sex with whom he or she was really in love.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
In most of them Death is accompanied with a single figure only, characters from both sexes being introduced.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
The laws about the sexes, about property, about war, and about ghosts, have this character.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Such characters are commonly termed sex-linked characters.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
Each individual, when it first attaches itself to a host, presents the characters of the male sex.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
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In news:

Sean Moynihan, a Denver deputy district attorney, has a skeleton in his closet: In the early '90s, he perpetrated sex crimes as a character on the soap opera "One Life to Live".
Teenage boys ogle her as Stifler 's sex-hungry mom, the Mrs Robinson character in the "American Pie" movies.
Readers will recognize this as the adult novel because it's hardcover and several characters in it curse, enjoy X-rated sex and die gruesomely detailed deaths.
The MTV cartoon character was commenting on Color Me Badd, a band from Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School hitting it big with "I Wanna Sex You Up" in 1991.
No sex, except for a brief encounter between Irons and a character called Katya.
A same-sex relationship of one of the characters will soon be revealed.
"This is a very low-income family, they have very thin walls, they don't have money for entertainment, and this girl likes to have sex," the actress tells THR of her Showtime character.
The Fargo star plays a priest in the new drama and he shot most of his lines with John Hawkes who portrays real-life lead character Mark O'Brien, a quadriplegic who hires a sex therapist to help him lose his virginity at the age of 38.
The man who gave a voice to beloved Sesame Street character Elmo Kevin Clash, has decided to resign saying that the recent sex allegations are too much of a distraction .
It was a turning point for both characters when Jason and Jessica finally hooked up in the back of his truck after weeks of sexual tension: Jason had, to this point, been known for his good heart and penchant for attachment-free sex.
The man behind beloved character Elmo became embroiled in a sex scandal last month (Nov12), when he was accused of having relations with a 16-year-old boy when he was 45.
The 'Hangover' actor guest starred in an episode of 'Sex and the City' where he had to kiss Sarah's iconic character Carrie Bradshaw and he admits it was difficult because he was being told how to be intimate with her.
Using gay sex as a character's rock bottom .
Given the freedom that science fiction writers have to invent new social customs, new attitudes, even new bodies for their characters, their speculation about the future of sex has been disappointingly timid.
Kevin Clash, who has been the Muppet character on the popular preschool PBS show since 1987, is being implicated in an underage sex scandal.
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