Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being feminine; femininity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Womanliness; femininity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Female nature; feminality.

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Examples

  • Miss Darley smiled rather faintly; the imagery was not just to her taste: _femineity_ often finds it very hard to accept the fact of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • The temperament of the two in their works is almost identical, having first allowed for the delicate femineity proper to every poet; and the richness that Browning lavishes till it strikes the world no more than the lavish gold of the sun, the lavish blue of the sky, Reade, taking warning, hoards, and lets out only by glimpses.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864

  • Her name is perhaps meant to indicate her quality of inveterate femineity.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Impressionism, -- the one who has stated most precisely the femineity of this luminous and iridescent art.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • Light of God! but she is a bewitching bundle of femineity.

    The Doomsman

  • But, as the chemist prefers distilled H2 O in testing solutions to avoid complications and unwarranted reactions, so the Black Woman holds that her femineity linked with the impossibility of popular affinity or unexpected attraction through position and influence in her case makes her a touchstone of American courtesy exceptionally pure and singularly free from extraneous modifiers.

    A Voice From the South

  • Her voice had a quality the memory of which lingered longer even than the expression of her eyes; it was low, and, as one might say, a fruity voice, not quite clear, though sweet, as if veiled in femineity.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • With the mere instinct of femineity she saw the falseness of the assumption that the higher life for man or woman lies in separate and solitary paths through the wilderness of this world.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Patmore -- is often supposed to be her due, on account of some quality inherent in her mere femineity.

    The Friendships of Women

  • Miss Darley smiled rather faintly; the imagery was not just to her taste: femineity often finds it very hard to accept the fact of muliebrity.

    Elsie Venner

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