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the childhood of a girl

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The lyrics and music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe ("My Fair Lady") include such memorable songs as "Camelot," "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "Where Are the Simple Joys of Maidenhood.
Gullible 16-year-old Amber gives up her maidenhood to Bruce, expecting that he will take care of her and show her the world.
A visitor has only to book into a local hotel to be confronted by racks of leaflets inviting perusal of the bare midriff of local maidenhood, mobile beyond the limits of jell-0.
There were rumblings from MPs about whether we were corrupting the flower of British maidenhood.
Obamacare pajama models, if not yet mandatorily gay, can only be dressed in tartan onesies and accessorized with hot chocolate so as to communicate to the Republic's maidenhood what a thankless endeavor heterosexuality is in contemporary America.
Is This Man a Menace to British Maidenhood, it thundered, an evil influence persuading the nation's teenagers to leave their inhibitions at home.
His valedictory remark to her maidenhood makes this clear: "You're a woman now.
However, because this scene takes place on convent grounds (Barabas stands outside the convent while Abigail is within) the spiritual worth associated with virginity in the Catholic Church collides with the materiality exhibited by Barabas's exploitation of his daughter's maidenhood.
Begins to suffer in maidenhood, throws nets in vain, envies sister.
As the structure shows, a woman's life is divided into three phases: 1) maidenhood, the time in which she has known no man but prepares for a husband; 2) marriage, the time in which she is her husband's domestic helpmate; and 3) widowhood, the time in which she mourns her husband.
Love, murder, and death figure prominently in these ballads, which include a song about a young women who gives her maidenhood to her first love, only to be driven to suicide when he cheats on her; and songs where the title character is sentenced to death by hanging for committing a capital crime.
Hospital records demonstrate the difficulty of effectively constructing an image of maidenhood so dependent on the interpretive goodwill of others.
Macardle was 54 years old then, strategically between maidenhood and old age.
Burbank, Victoria 1988 Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian community, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.