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  • v. Present participle of unsex.


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  • In this role, Mirren achieves a greatness that does not depend on "unsexing" herself, in the tradition of Lady Macbeth, but on embracing everything it is that makes her a woman - she is herself, and that is enough. - News

  • A white man in India can feel physically superior without unsexing himself.

    Victoria’s Secret

  • Then there was the unsexing of Lady Macbeth and the association in the play of masculinity with violence.

    The Joy And Enthusiasm Of Reading

  • But such as it was, it was an art that a woman could practise without unsexing herself.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Somehow century of the common man has more of a ring to it; unsexing has its drawbacks.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • We want successful, useful men and women; and in fields for which God has fitted woman, don't be afraid to give her the freest, broadest liberty, or be uneasy about her unsexing herself.

    Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures

  • They will work ten or twelve hours a day in close, unwholesome shops, surrounded by all the unsexing and contaminating influences attending the customary free and easy commingling of male and female employés in such places.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • It would have been bad enough had he been able to come to her; but going to him was like reversing the natural order of things and unsexing herself.


  • For myself, "he continued --" I should be very sorry to say that anything which honourable women of the day consider a reform, and propose to adopt, is 'unwomanly' or 'unsexing,' until it has been thoroughly tried, and proved to be so.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • It was the fear that, in this unsexing moment of hysteria, she might lose all control, pitch all reserve and modesty into the flood-tide of her emotions, and lose him for ever in the unnatural whirlwind of her passion.

    Sally Bishop A Romance


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