unsex


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Synonyms for unsex

to render incapable of reproducing sexually

Synonyms for unsex

deprive of sex or sexual powers

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remove the qualities typical of one's sex

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Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose nor keep peace between Th' effect and it.
As she calls on the spirits to unsex her and come to her breasts in two successive speech bubbles, we witness her distracted gaze and pensive pose.
Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here/And fill me from the crown to the toe top-fuIl/Of direst cruelty.
16) Morlier astutely notes that EBB amended this line for the 1850 edition of the work, eliminating the repetition in the 1844 edition ("Till God unsex thee on the spirit-shore;/To which alone unsexing, purely aspire), but clarifying the positive meaning: "Till God unsex thee on the heavenly shore/Where unincarnate spirits purely aspire.
Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty.
He repeated "Think unsex thought, think unsex thoughts.
Come, you spirits Thut tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty
Michael Keevak sorts through often obscure and sometimes hilarious Shakespeareana to show how attempts to create an authentic Bard either oversex him, making him a bold and lusty lover (whether hetero-, bi-, or homo-sexual), or unsex him, rendering him an ageless, bodiless sprite.
59) In even more hysterical rhetoric, assemblyman Jonathan Burnet responded to an 1854 speech to the New York legislature by Elizabeth Cady Stanton--a speech in which Stanton argued for changes in New York's property laws--by proclaiming that Stanton and her cohorts "do not appear to be satisfied with having unsexed themselves, but they desire to unsex every female in the land, and to set the whole community ablaze with unhallowed fire.
They have been accused of indelicacy, immodesty, have been accused of wishing to neglect their homes and unsex themselves and, O Tempora
This Article reflects upon Darren Rosenblum's provocative piece Unsex CEDAW, or What's Wrong with Women's Rights.