'The true point is,' pursued Lavinia, 'that Bella has behaved in a most unsisterly
way to me, and might have severely compromised me with George and with George's family, by making off and getting married in this very low and disreputable manner--with some pew-opener or other, I suppose, for a bridesmaid--when she ought to have confided in me, and ought to have said, "If, Lavvy, you consider it due to your engagement with George, that you should countenance the occasion by being present, then Lavvy, I beg you to BE present, keeping my secret from Ma and Pa." As of course I should have done.'
How mean, how unmaidenly, how unsisterly
Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly
as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.
When I suggest that it must have been pretty brave for an actor to agree to such unsisterly
camerawork, the director gives another of her histrionic shrugs, and says: "I am looking for a reality that deforms the body." So who is Lina WertmE-ller and what drives her "deforming" vision?
There would be congas round the kids' club disco, unsisterly
squabbles over the top bunk, and a week's worth of pocket money hurled into the abyss of the Penny Falls.
The public outcry over Leadsom's cruel and unsisterly
comments might have forced her to back down, but those who know Mrs May say that in fact she has strong maternal instincts that you would not want to mess with.
As in Morris's anecdote in which Daly urges a dissenter from the audience either to sit and listen or to leave, we get an image of Daly, first, as intentionally unsisterly
and indifferent to the feminist formulations and experiences of others; and, secondly, as thereby out of step with the prevailing feminist mood.
But women's women are sometimes the targets of unsisterly
This kind of unsisterly
behaviour is ugly to watch and shows Zailer in a bad light.
Wordsworth's little girl is not like Sissy Jupe in Dickens' Hard Times: she does not reject numbering itself as unethical or inhumane or unsisterly
and unfeminine--she offers her own other count and insists on its truth.
Shortly after the (soon to retire) Ms Berry had vented her unsisterly
spleen on Ms Smith, a rather more regular manifestation of this group persecution complex was beamed into our front rooms from Moscow.
, patronizing, infantilizing, and sexist to question another woman's decision on any subject, no matter how dangerous or silly or servile or self-destructive it is; she is the captain of her soul and that's all you need to know....