effete


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marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

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The author states in the introduction and demonstrates throughout this intriguing study that "[t]he story of literary history in this era is not a triumphalist march of progress from effete Victorian verse to vigorous Modernist high culture.
The precocious boy has effete tastes, cultivated by his gay dad, who has until now homeschooled him but is busy with his new life partner.
Rag & Bone played with palette and proportion, offering a dynamically urbanized iteration of Timberland's classic utility boot that manages not to seem effete or overly dandy-ized.
However, he was far more influenced by such things as the pseudo-science of eugenics and the philosophy of Nietzsche, which saw religion as effete and decadent.
There's even a Wildean figure, Jos Vantyler's effete Whitworth scion Leo, who drifts about striking affectedly weary poses and delivering delicious one liners.
In an amusingly effete piece in the Wall Street Journal this past week, Journal drinks columnist Eric Felten decided to sample some light beers, apparently for the first time ever.
Brown sees himself as Maximus Decimus Meridius: a brave warrior who defeated the Barbarian horde (the Tories), only to find his power usurped by an effete upstart (Tonius Blairius).
The Yeti is a solid-looking car echoing more the boxy lines of the old Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon than the more effete coupe style of other cross-over vehicles.
There was even a suggestion that a bit of passion in Number 10 is a good thing (and far preferable to those effete Eton manners displayed by David Cameron's lot).
New Labour has been pathetically effete, forgiving all of its sons and daughters for their misdemeanours, elevating many to peerages, which must make Tony Benn feel betrayed by his own.
film starred Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his femme fatale client, Sydney Greenstreet in his film debut as Kasper Gutman and Peter Lorre as an effete treasure hunter.
They believe the warning about inefficiency - artd the effete of the fuel crisis on Rover sales - "could spell disaster for the plant.
Brodie agrees to help and Frank enlists the services of bruiser Lenny (Joseph Fiennes), resident drug dealer Viv (Jorge) and new kid on the cellblock Lacey (Dominic Cooper) to ensure the group stays under the radar of effete top dog Rizza (Damian Lewis) and his goons.
Brodie agrees to help and Frank enlists the services of bruiser Lenny (Fiennes), resident drug dealer Viv (Jorge) and new kid on the cellblock Lacey (Cooper) to ensure the group stays under the radar of effete top dog Rizza (Lewis) and his goons.
The ineffectuality beggars belief, as it is attacked with effete platitudes