unmaidenliness love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being unmaidenly.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ maidenliness


  • Wogan had seen too closely into her heart to bring any foolish charge of unmaidenliness against her.


  • He guessed that she loved him and he pitied her; but he could not forgive her unmaidenliness, he could not love her.

    The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest

  • It was part of her punishment, she told herself for her sins of deceit and unmaidenliness in encouraging and meeting a clandestine lover.

    The Light of Scarthey

  • -- You, father! you have driven me to unmaidenliness!

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • She was taken to Admiral Baldwin Fakenham's house in Hampshire; and there she remained, the delight of his life, during two months, patiently expecting and rebuking the unmaidenliness of her expectations, as honest young women in her position used to do.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 2

  • She thought this, blushing as if it were unmaidenliness, when it was only nature speaking in her heart.

    Olive A Novel

  • Anything more, so early as this, would imply unmaidenliness on her part. "

    Pearl of Pearl Island


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.