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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of effeminize.


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  • Mind you, this was at a point in Jackson's career when he was white and surgically effeminized.

    Off the Wall Results

  • Halperin continues, far from being effeminized by his sexual predilection for boys, as the modern

    The Uses and Abuses of Historicism: Halperin and Shelley on the Otherness of Ancient Greek Sexuality

  • In the ancient world the power dynamic with regard to homosexual acts was that the active member (older male) was masculinized, whereas the passive member (young male) effeminized.

    Then unite heart in hand like Leonidas' band . . .

  • Once upon a time, confusing circumcision with castration, the Gentiles saw us as an effeminized people.

    Kalooki Nights

  • Chloë—speaking of my having been effeminized—took me to see an S&M all-leather Salomé in Hamburg once, partly for the satisfaction of drawing my attention to the dramatis personae—Jew One, Jew Two, Jew Three, Jew Four, Jew Five.

    Kalooki Nights

  • This renewed and vigorous faith is effectively eradicating the fu-fu funk of effeminized Christianity and has begun the process of re-establishing the much-needed masculine bent to the pulpit and the pew.

    Archive 2004-11-28

  • Can you imagine Dirty Harry Callahan attending a highly effeminized church?

    Archive 2004-11-28

  • On Hazing, Misogyny, and Homophobia: While we might hope that being forcibly effeminized and summarily raped would generate some sympathy for the women and gay men whose stereotypical accoutrements were employed in one's shaming, the reality is more grim.

    Feminism 101

  • Nevertheless, he is much effeminized; and his employees will assure you that he wears cambric nightcaps bordered with lace, and a lace _jabot_ on his night-shirts.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • She was a woman bordering on the forties, with a face of masculine vigor, redeemed and effeminized, by splendid hazel eyes, the kindliest imaginable.

    The Yellow Claw


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