The blows were given by a person of grisly aspect, with a head almost bald, and sunken cheeks, apparently of the feminine
gender, though hardly to be classed in the gentler sex.
This remark, which a more delicate admirer would have uttered in a lower tone, at least was not of a nature to dissipate the feminine
jealousies which were on the alert before the gypsy.
But what embarrassed Philip most was that she was heavily powdered: he had very strict views on feminine
behaviour and did not think a lady ever powdered; but of course Miss Wilkinson was a lady because she was a clergyman's daughter, and a clergyman was a gentleman.
Indian clubs had never before obtruded themselves upon her peaceful and very feminine
He could not take his mind off of her, and a persistent picture came to him of her sitting by a window and sewing feminine
fripperies of some sort.
Whereupon she went to work, having the feminine
aversion of going to hell.
But I fancy there were times when she thought it rather hard that the daughter of a roving adventurer--as she considered him--like Blair Stanley should disport herself in silk dresses, while her own daughters must go clad in gingham and muslin--for those were the days when a feminine
creature got one silk dress in her lifetime, and seldom more than one.
Only," said he, "it is no longer the sentimental card of the seventeenth century, it is the card of life, very neatly divided into two parts, one feminine
, the other masculine; the right hemisphere for woman, the left for man.
He spent his latter years, as has been aptly said, in a sort of perpetual tea-party, surrounded by bevies of admiring ladies, and largely occupied with a vast feminine
correspondence, chiefly concerning his novels.
Not this one," she snapped in a quite feminine
Nor are the women here less practised in the highest feminine
arts than their fair superiors in quality and fortune.
He was a beautiful creature, almost feminine
in the pleasing lines of his figure, and there was a softness and dreaminess in his large eyes which seemed to contradict his well-earned reputation for strife and action.
A soft babel of feminine
chatter and laughter came from the main room.
Strange as it may appear, it was with the household, the family, that Konstantin Levin was in love, especially with the feminine
half of the household.
A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine
fosterage, has so refined the groundwork of my character that I cannot overcome an intense distaste to the usual brutality exercised on board ship: I have never believed it to be necessary, and when I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services.