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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of effeminate.

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Examples

  • The report concluded that “because they are so earnestly seeking respectability, the organizations discourage the obvious effeminates.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • There's nothing good to watch on the tube and video games will turn your sons into rude, fat, violent effeminates who can't pay attention.

    Christendom's Building Blocks — Catholic Communities

  • These frail-limbed and mincing effeminates, flowing of locks,

    Satyricon

  • She delightfully counters the modern stereotype of a city of tyrants, despots, cowards, eunuchs and effeminates, obsessed with hollow rituals and perpetuating a complex and incomprehensible bureaucracy.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • She delightfully counters the modern stereotype of a city of tyrants, despots, cowards, eunuchs and effeminates, obsessed with hollow rituals and perpetuating a complex and incomprehensible bureaucracy.

    Review of Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire, by Judith Herrin

  • But the effeminates sought out only the women because they were only half men, half women; while those whose tastes were masculine and courageous wanted to become double men again.

    Satyricon

  • As a result and regardless of intent, the message about priesthood conveyed by Mahony and like-minded bishops is that of an underpaid, sex-starved profession for effeminates, one that affords little opportunity to accomplish something valuable that couldn't just as well be accomplished in other, more gratifying ways.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • As a result and regardless of intent, the message about priesthood conveyed by Mahony and like-minded bishops is that of an underpaid, sex-starved profession for effeminates, one that affords little opportunity to accomplish something valuable that couldn't just as well be accomplished in other, more gratifying ways.

    Vocations: stop the insanity!

  • It is not to be thought that such beings engage themselves in human affairs in the sense of making men thieves, slave-dealers, burglars, temple-strippers, or debased effeminates practising and lending themselves to disgusting actions: that is not merely unlike gods; it is unlike mediocre men; it is, perhaps, beneath the level of any existing being where there is not the least personal advantage to be gained.

    The Six Enneads.

  • These frail-limbed and mincing effeminates, flowing of locks,

    The Satyricon — Volume 04 : Escape by Sea

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