from The Century Dictionary.
- In a womanish manner; effeminately.
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- adverb In a
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Blargh: I think by womanishly he means “according to the whims and fashions of the moment, that is”.
I think by womanishly he means “according to the whims and fashions of the moment, that is”.
ChrisTS: Splunge:womanishly refuse Really? womanishly?
You see it in his over-sensitive, over-refined, almost womanishly delicate face, with those idealizing and quite unpractical eyes of his.
She was not a woman to hesitate at the last moment, unstrung and womanishly trembling because the victim was young, and smiled, and had innocent eyes.
All that I intend is not to take it womanishly; but as for not being a woman about it, or about anything, that's simply impossible.
But I have been rarely drubbed and roundly basted, and my poor back and sides are most womanishly tender.
Yes, friends, not only is yours truly a "liberal academic" with a "womanishly tone" (wha?), but our intrepid blogger is able to find demons appearing in the flames of a burning NIV!
If we were to womanishly refuse to celebrate the accomplishment of anyone who didn’t qualify as “moral” according to the whims and fashions of the moment, that is, then we’d be reduced to Mother’s Day, maybe.