There is a battle and they gain the day, and then modesty, which they call silliness, is ignominiously thrust into exile by them, and temperance, which they nickname unmanliness
, is trampled in the mire and cast forth; they persuade men that moderation and orderly expenditure are vulgarity and meanness, and so, by the help of a rabble of evil appetites, they drive them beyond the border.
But after every precaution has been taken, then it is mere unmanliness
to complain of occasional mishaps.
In response to Orestes's understandable reluctance to commit matricide later in the drama, Electra again intervenes in language that questions not only Orestes's agency but his masculinity: "Do not be a coward [kakistheis] and fall into unmanliness
Given this allocation of attention, Wayworth's dedication to the aesthetic (a term often designating unmanliness
or even male same-sex desire in late Victorian writing) appears as a marker of difference, (46) a queerness of social rather than sexual preference.
Coriolanus' belief in the unmanliness
of tradesmen who weaken their courage and their flesh by laboring indoors finds a significant corollary in another binary susceptible to reductive interpretation: the Oeconomicus's treatment of the proper occupation of women.
fact that the unmanliness
of men helps bring about the cycle's
It's the chemotherapy, according to my haematologist, but I know she's just giving me an excuse for my moments of unmanliness
The references to the unmanliness
of these elite intellectuals is particularly noteworthy here.
Their physical impotence, meanwhile, makes these old men doubly unmanly, because bodily unmanliness
humiliates them socially.
Silenced homosexual inclinations recur in Hemingway's oeuvre when he provides a social group particularly hostile to unmanliness
such as army or sportsmen.
Moderates or conservatives in the party were caught in a pincer: Democrats were branded with unmanliness
and lack of patriotism--and radicals in the party (as well as outside of it) actually embraced these extremes.
When Richard arranges for Buckingham to present him to the people of London, Buckingham paints Richard's unmanliness
as a selling point: "As well we know your tenderness of heart / And gentle, kind, effeminate remorse" (3.