opposite sex


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opposite sex

n
the opposite sex women in relation to men or men in relation to women
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opposite sex

n the opposite sexl'altro sesso
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Never in his life had he felt so supremely at his ease with one of the opposite sex.
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
It was a fact that Rebecca's attitude towards the opposite sex was still somewhat indifferent and oblivious, even for fifteen and a half
Then the very nature of the opposite sex, or its long hereditary habit, which has become like nature, is to be essentially modified before woman can be allowed to assume what seems a fair and suitable position.
Perhaps the fact that Teeka sat there watching him aroused a desire to vanquish the ape-man before her eyes, for in the breast of every jungle male lurks a vast egotism which finds expression in the performance of deeds of derring-do before an audience of the opposite sex.
I had it first from one of the opposite sex of my acquaintance,' vaguely indicating Miss Abbey with his thumb over his shoulder, 'down away at a distance, over yonder.
It's an awfu' reflection--ye canna hae any thing to do wi' the sex they ca' the opposite sex without its being an expense to ye.
Bardell's opinions of the opposite sex, gentlemen, were derived from a long contemplation of the inestimable qualities of her lost husband.
It is not customary in England, Miss Worsley, for a young lady to speak with such enthusiasm of any person of the opposite sex.
DOMA had stated that, within government programs, the word "marriage" meant only a legal union between one man and one woman, and the word "spouse" could refer only to a husband or wife of the opposite sex.
Characters are also rather two-dimensional, and "plain" Kelsea herself seems far too obsessed with her lack of beauty and attraction to the opposite sex to be a good role model for teenagers.
The results suggest that when resources are scarce people are attracted to larger members of the opposite sex, as bigger bodies indicate success in accessing food.