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slut

Archaic a female dog
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51) Where others see unmitigated sluttishness, (52) Audrain believes the show's importance lies in the possibility it allows of substituting for the deficiencies of the male-female relationship the sustaining camaraderie of the sisterhood.
She made clear that from her vantage point the stories left her feeling confused; her built-in frame of reference--gender, in general, and a feminist sensibility, in particular--brought her to indict nearly every male and female character as being unworthy of her identification because of what she called their sluttishness.
But notice how the reader is given a picture of McEachern not as he is seen by others, but as he imagines himself: "Very likely he seemed to himself to be standing just and rocklike and with neither haste nor anger while on all sides the sluttishness of weak human man seethed in a long sigh of terror about the actual representative of the wrathful and retributive Throne.