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being characteristic of a girl

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Yet again, the distinction between child and lover is blurred, as Emma's behavior is imbued with both girlishness and eroticism.
Cutoffs are made even cuter with crochet trim--plus it adds girlishness to straighter hips.
One of the facets of Marcella's character that she usually kept out of public view, so that it largely escaped notice, is what could be described as her impish girlishness.
What might such girlishness have to do with our lives?
Of course, I chose these three books to discuss out of many possible titles, largely due to my own interest in the category of girlishness, the girly, and girlhood, and the ways in which these notions are problematized by Third Wave feminist poetics like the Gurlesque.
The power of the pink fleece -- the epitome of girlishness -- stands in stark juxtaposition to her bereavement.
I am definitely excited about itEoACA* I can't wait to meet my beautiful fans out there -- it's always a surreal experience for me," said Coleman, with a genuine girlishness about her impending visit to the UAE this weekend.
It really shows the Princess's sense of fun and girlishness.
Taught to value herself only by her reflection in a man's admiring eyes, many a woman spends her whole time in desperate scheming for attention, in frenzied resentment of people or ideas that "come between her and her family"; many a woman clings pathetically to girlishness well into her fifties.
Even though parents might see them as more acceptable [than purely sexy clothes], I'm not sure they're perceived that differently," study researcher Sarah Murnen, a social psychologist at Kenyon College in Ohio, said of the clothes that mixed sexuality and girlishness.
This sort of hysterical behaviour, running to a dispensary for a vaccination, would have been scoffed at in the Edwardian era and may have got me shot for girlishness during the Blitz.
For all her protestations there is a hint of girlishness about Ann - who famously underwent a something of a makeover back in 2001, dying her raven hair blonde and turning heads in the male-dominated corridors of power by seductively donning an alice band.
Given the combative nature of her art, it seems wrong-headed to the point of insult to think about O'Connor in terms of feminine wiles or girlishness.
She curled her thick dark hair to soften the way it lay against her full cheeks, although there was always something a bit incongruous about the girlishness of the effect.
The girlishness of her onstage persona was gone, and in its place a serious, articulate woman.