Never in his life had he felt so supremely at his ease with one of the opposite sex
. He loved Claire--he drove that fact home almost angrily to himself--but he was forced to admit that he had always been aware of something in the nature of a barrier between them.
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, with a promptitude which indicated that this was not the first time she had amused herself by adopting the garb of the opposite sex
, Eugenie drew on the boots and pantaloons, tied her cravat, buttoned her waistcoat up to the throat, and put on a coat which admirably fitted her beautiful figure.
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
. English women conceal their feelings till after they are married.
It should be added, without delay, to anticipate misconception, that her little scheme of independence did not definitely involve the assistance of another person, of the opposite sex
; she was not saving up virtue to cover the expenses of a flirtation.
No social intercourse is allowed between the unmarried of the opposite sexes
after working hours; and at night they are locked up in separate apartments, and the keys delivered to the priests.