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


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  • 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

  • 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.


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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Some men the cassock effeminates; not so North, whose virile shape it emphasized, modelling his muscles like an antique drapery.

    The Henchman

  • Yes, but a decent man has no respect for those effeminates.

    Jenny: A Novel

  • It weakens and effeminates their minds to suffer them to complain; and if they endure sometimes crossing or pain from others without being permitted to think it strange or intolerable, it will do them no harm to learn sufferance, and harden them early.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 101-110


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