Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy
Yet there was a set of the mouth and a prominence of the chin which relieved him of any trace of effeminacy
He was a very warlike man, and the armies, being disgusted with the effeminacy
of Alexander, of whom I have already spoken, killed him and elected Maximinus to the throne.
In his indignation at what he termed their effeminacy
, he would swear that he would never take them to sea again "without having Fly-market on the forecastle, Covent-garden on the poop, and a cool spring from Canada in the maintop.
The days are gone by when it was considered manly to go to bed intoxicated every night, and a clear head and a firm hand no longer draw down upon their owner the reproach of effeminacy
asked Tara of Helium, who had liked the young jed's answer to her previous question, but yet in whose mind persisted a vague conviction of the possible effeminacy
of her companion, induced, doubtless, by the magnificence of his trappings and weapons which carried a suggestion of splendid show rather than grim utility.
The one producing a temper of hardness and ferocity, the other of softness and effeminacy
, I replied.
In the window was a sumptuous writing-desk, and every detail of the apartment, the pictures, the rugs, and the hangings, all pointed to a taste which was luxurious to the verge of effeminacy
Now the period when effeminacy
succeeds to vigor presents a contrast that is far more dangerous in France than in other countries.
It is not beauty or effeminacy
that should make us proud of our men, but virile qualities of mind and body.
Prohibition of effeminacy
is the condition in which the man in behavior and in the manner of dialogue acts like women.
Alan Sinfield has traced how the "vaguely disconcerting nexus of effeminacy
, leisured idleness, immorality, luxury, insouciance, decadence and aestheticism, which Wilde was perceived as instantiating, was transformed into a brilliantly precise image" of a "queer" identity in the late nineteenth century, an identity that extended, with qualifications, into the modern period (118).