Boyishness

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Boyishness

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Drew, Nancy
tall, slender, boyish, girl detective. [Children’s Lit.: Bungalow Mystery]
Jo
tall, awkward tomboy in March family. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
Oakley, Annie
(1860–1926) American markswoman with boyish style. [Am. Hist.: Century Cyclopedia, 2993]
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Jim Jones at one time was also considered A Boyish God.
His on- screen looks have almost always alternated between fierce and boyish. For every long- haired and thickly moustached Mangal Pandey, there has been a chocolatey innocent spikey haired Nikunj Sir ( Taare Zameen Par ); for every bald, scarred and ripped Sanjay ( Ghajini ) there has been a peachy fresh Rancho ( 3 Idiots ).
RECTANGLE (Cameron Diaz) Slim and slightly boyish, with slender shoulders and hips and little waist definition.
With that manic look in his eyes, he preached on ad nauseam, stating the obvious with such boyish exuberance as to look almost unhinged.
A new saucy comedy about a group of lesbians playing the field in Madrid and a coming of age film about a boyish girl who learns to depend on her friends both emphasize the pleasures of finding your pack.
This movie is big, loud and a bit boyish but great fun.
Ostensibly, Reading Boyishly is about the boyish, about Mavor's boyish men--Roland Barthes, J.
With true boyish skill he and the dragon manage to tame the trolls.
The authors stay true to Peter's boyish heroics and the seafaring traditions of the original story, and Dale's ability to deliver an astounding variety of English accents keeps the many characters straight.
With her sharp, pretty face and spiky boyish hair, she seems poised for the limelight.
Lurking beneath those boyish good looks is a murderous CHUD, infested with the need to lip your rips off.
Brushed on in boyish blues and girly pinks, these motifs also suggest dividing and multiplying cells, or the spread of an infection.