Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish
eyes from under her brows at the young men.
Search everywhere for a poor weak womanish
creature, with rings on his little white hands.
you never knew the blessing which ye lost.--I am ashamed, Mr Jones, of this womanish
weakness; but I shall never mention him without tears." "I ought rather, madam," said Jones, "to be ashamed that I do not accompany you." "Well, sir," continued she, "I was now left a second time in a much worse condition than before; besides the terrible affliction I was to encounter, I had now two children to provide for; and was, if possible, more pennyless than ever; when that great, that good, that glorious man, Mr Allworthy, who had some little acquaintance with my husband, accidentally heard of my distress, and immediately writ this letter to me.
I was now about ten years old, and began to look a little womanish
, for I was mighty grave and humble, very mannerly, and as I had often heard the ladies say I was pretty, and would be a very handsome woman, so you may be sure that hearing them say so made me not a little proud.
No exclamation of surprise escaped the father, nor was any question asked, or reply given, for several minutes; each appearing to await the moment when he might speak, without betraying womanish
curiosity or childish impatience.
Waking up in the morning after some hours of heavy, leaden sleep, and immediately realising all that had happened on the previous day, I was positively amazed at my last night's sentimentality with Liza, at all those "outcries of horror and pity." "To think of having such an attack of womanish
hysteria, pah!" I concluded.
It was impossible for Mercy to look at them, as she was looking now, without drawing the inevitable comparison between the manly force and dignity of Julian and the womanish
malice and irritability of Horace.
His feet were effeminately small, and were clad in buff-coloured silk stockings, and little womanish
The expression of those eyes was strangely out of keeping with his somewhat womanish
figure, and gave it something far more serious than could be guessed at first sight.
Could she have understood this fact, it would have brought her some little comfort; for, to all her other troubles, --strange to say!--there was added the womanish
and old-maiden-like misery arising from a sense of unseemliness in her attire.
Two ladies, rivals in fashionable life who tormented one another with a thousand little stings of womanish
spite, were given to understand that each of their hearts was a nest of diminutive snakes, which did quite as much mischief as one great one.
Fred turned round and hurried out of the room, conscious that he was getting rather womanish
, and feeling confusedly that his being sorry was not of much use to the Garths.